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Registration/Questionnaire: 20.109 Fall 2012
Year of Graduation
cfan AT mit DOT edu
Have you taken or are you taking...
20.320 (Cell Kinetics) - currently taking
7.05/5.07 (Biochemistry) - currently taking
7.06 (Cell Biology) - no
5.310 (General Chemistry Lab) - no
Do you have any experience culturing cells (mammalian, yeast or microbial)?
Yes, INS-1 cells and E.coli
Do you have any experience in molecular biology (electrophoresis, PCR, etc)?
Please briefly describe any previous laboratory experience
I worked in a biomaterials lab in HS (created an antimicrobial dental resin), learned how to use some instruments like FTIR and UV/Vis but never worked with anything bio-related.
I worked in the Langer Lab for one year and learned how to do cell cultures but still focused on biomaterials/drug delivery (created hydrogel for insulin delivery).
Currently I am working in the Prather Lab and use a lot of molecular biology techniques to metabolically engineer E.coli to produce propanol.
Please briefly describe any previous technical communication experience you have
I have written two research papers, one in HS and one during my time at the Langer Lab.
I've presented at ISEF and I took a Toastmasters class during HS
Anything else you would like us to know?
Catherine Fan (an artistic interpretation)
- Catherine Fan
- Email: cfan at mit.edu
- New House (471 Memorial Dr.)
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