User:William M. Yashar
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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.
- 2015, Candidate for Bachelor of Sciences in Physics, MIT
- 2013-2014, Part II and Part III Physics student, Pembroke College University of Cambridge
- Medical Devices and Technology
- Regenerative Medicine
- Translational Medicine
- 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.
- Mundt, Arno J., and John C. Roeske. Image-guided Radiation Therapy: A Clinical Perspective. Shelton, CT: People's Medical Pub. House-USA, 2011.
Research contributed to a chapter on partial breast irradiation treatments.
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|7.05/5.07 (Biochemistry)||Spring 2015|
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|Cell culture (microbial/mammalian/yeast?)||Yes|
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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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