Graduating senior Yusuf Shehata wants to use computational biology to change the world

Yusuf Shehata overcame a lot during his time at Iowa State. A bad case of COVID, and a severe car accident both kept him away from school for long stretches. But his mantra of being persistent, consistent, and having grit worked well for him. Shehata came to school interested in computer engineering, but also realized he had a love for biology. That led Shehata to a field of study known as computational biology. It's a way from him to use his computer and data skills to better understand biological systems. It's how Shehata hopes that he can do his part to help understand, and ultimately help mitigate the climate crisis.