User:William M. Yashar

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Will Yashar (a photographer's interpretation)
Will Yashar (a photographer's interpretation)

I am a senior studying physics at MIT and am currently applying to MD/PhD programs. I am interested in developing medical devices and technology as a research physician. As a research technician in the Karp lab at Brigham & Women's hospital, I am currently working on creating medical technology for applications in translational and regenerative medicine.

Education

"Pembroke 'til I die"- Our Lady Foundress, 1347
"Pembroke 'til I die"- Our Lady Foundress, 1347
  • 2015, Candidate for Bachelor of Sciences in Physics, MIT
  • 2013-2014, Part II and Part III Physics student, Pembroke College University of Cambridge

Research interests

Regenerative medicine, how noble a discipline. Photo credential from NIH: http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/scireport/pages/2006report.aspx
Regenerative medicine, how noble a discipline. Photo credential from NIH: http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/scireport/pages/2006report.aspx
  1. Medical Devices and Technology
  2. Regenerative Medicine
  3. Translational Medicine

Publications

  1. Lu, Sharon M., Daniel J. Scanderbeg, Patrick Barna, William Yashar, and Catheryn Yashar. "Evaluation of Two Intracavitary High-dose-rate Brachytherapy Devices for Irradiating Additional and Irregularly Shaped Volumes of Breast Tissue." Medical Dosimetry 37.1 (2012): 9-14. [Paper1]
  2. Mundt, Arno J., and John C. Roeske. Image-guided Radiation Therapy: A Clinical Perspective. Shelton, CT: People's Medical Pub. House-USA, 2011.

    [Book1]

    Research contributed to a chapter on partial breast irradiation treatments.


Registration/Questionnaire: 20.109 Spring 2015

Last Name

Yashar

First Name

William

Preferred name/nickname (if not first)

Will

Course/Minor

8

Year of Graduation

2015

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Have you taken/are you taking... Answer yes/no/when
7.05/5.07 (Biochemistry) Spring 2015
7.06 (Cell Biology) No
7.03 (Genetics) No
5.310 (General Chemistry Lab) Yes
BioSafety Training Yes


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

Please briefly describe any previous laboratory experience

I have worked in a variety of lab settings ranging from dark matter research to culture preparation. During my sophomore year, I worked on designing NMR spectroscopy techniques to test human hydration and, in another lab, adapted NMR technology to conduct tests without the use of superconducting magnets. While I was in San Diego, I worked at the Salk institute where I had two goals: to design a vector sequence and transform it into a yeast plasmid and to create a bioinformatics genome alignment procedure. I am now working in the Karp lab where I use microfabrication and synthetic polymers to design medical devices for applications in translational and regenerative medicine.

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