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==20.109 Spring 2007==
==Aditya Kohli==
===Last Name===
===First Name===
Course 20, minor in Economics
Biological Engineering, minor in Economics
===Year of Graduation===
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akohli at mit dot edu
akohli at mit dot edu
===Have you taken===
7.05/5.07 (Biochemistry) currently taking <br>
7.06 (Cell Biology) no <br>
7.02 (General Biology Lab) no<br>
5.310 (General Chemistry Lab) no <br>
Do you have any experience culturing cells (mammalian, yeast or microbial)?<br>  No
Do you have any experience in molecular biology (electrophoresis, PCR, etc)?<br>  No
===Please briefly describe any previous laboratory experience===
UROP in Han Lab sorting nanowires.
===Anything else you would like us to know?===
<i>Optional: As mentioned in lecture on 02.06.07, we would like you to consider how, as a biological engineer you might test the superstition "Spit on a bat before using it for the 1st time to make it lucky." </i>fill in your answer here
The first thing I would do would be to define "lucky."  Does "lucky" mean that I hit x number of home runs or does it mean that I never strike out?  Once I have this criteria, I can sort some sample of bats based on luckiness.  Moreover, we know that if you spit on some random object it does not become lucky; luckiness from spit is specific to bats.  Thus, the lucky component must be some mix of an element of the bat and an element of saliva.  Thus I could test the composition of the lucky bats and unlucky bats and see the difference.  Once I pinpoint the components necessary to mix together to make a lucky bat, I can check if they are inherent in saliva.  If they are, I have proved that saliva makes bats lucky.  If not, then I have negated that hypothesis.

Revision as of 14:29, 9 August 2007

Aditya Kohli


Biological Engineering, minor in Economics

Year of Graduation


Telephone #



akohli at mit dot edu