User:Rachel Hunt

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Rachel Hunt (an artistic interpretation)
Rachel Hunt (an artistic interpretation)

I work in the Colton Lab at MIT. I learned about OpenWetWare through my introductory biological engineering lab class, and I've joined to access the website for this class.


  • Undergraduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Major: Biological Engineering
  • Minor: Brain and Cognitive Science
  • Graduation Year: 2014

Research interests

  1. Currently, I am studying how the oxygen level to which stem cells are exposed affects differentiation. Based upon this research, we will be able to manipulate the environment in which these stem cells grow to control differentiation and ultimately create beta cells. We can then use these insulin-producing beta cells to treat diabetes patients.
  2. I am also interested in a wide variety of other bioengineering research topics, including those involving the brain.

WF Yellow Group Research Proposal



Registration/Questionnaire: 20.109 Spring 2012

Last Name


First Name


Preferred name/nickname (if not first)


Course 20 (Biological Engineering)/Course 9 (Brain and Cognitive Science)

Year of Graduation


Telephone #

(224) 688-0984


Preferred OH Time

What times on Sundays (all), Mondays (T/R section), and Tuesdays (W/F section) are you available for occasional office hours (held before major assignments are due)? I am available on Sundays anytime before 5 pm and on Tuesdays from 3:30-5 pm.

Potentially Relevant Background

Have you taken/are you taking... Answer yes/no/when
7.05/5.07 (Biochemistry) Yes/Spring 2012
7.06 (Cell Biology) No/Fall 2013
7.03 (Genetics) No/Fall 2012
5.310 (General Chemistry Lab) No

Do you have experience with... Answer yes/no/type
Cell culture (microbial/mammalian/yeast?) Yes/Mammalian (limited experience with hESC)
Molecular biology (electrophoresis, PCR, etc) No

Please briefly describe any previous laboratory experience

I have been working in the Colton Lab since the fall, studying how oxygen exposure affects stem cell differentiation.

Anything else you would like us to know?

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