User:Arjun Naskar

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Registration/Questionnaire: 20.109 Fall 2007

Last Name


First Name


Preferred name



Major: 20 Minor: 14&15

Year of Graduation


Telephone #


ANaskar AT mit DOT edu

Have you taken

7.05/5.07 (Biochemistry) yes
7.06 (Cell Biology) no
7.02 (General Biology Lab) no
5.310 (General Chemistry Lab) no

Do you have any experience culturing cells (mammalian, yeast or microbial)?
Yes No

Do you have any experience in molecular biology (electrophoresis, PCR, etc)?
Yes No

Please briefly describe any previous laboratory experience

I have worked in a UROP setting since fall of 2006. I am familiar with basic laboratory equipment and safety but have never dealt with biology-related lab work

Anything else you would like us to know?


Research Proposal Link

Arjun and Patrick's Research Proposal

M13 Re-Engineering Ideas

Protein Function Re-engineering Ideas
I Assembly control channel/secretion to make it more selective
II Replication of DNA + strand make it so replication is faster and more efficient
III Phage tail protein (5 copies) make it so it has a more diverse contact site, not only TolA
IV Assembly see p1
V Binds ssDNA increase amount of p5 to see how the rate of replication changes
VI Phage tail protein (5 copies) more copies of p6 to see if rate of infection is altered
VII Phage head protein (5 copies) attach GFP so we can know when phages are being secreted
VIII Phage coat protein (2700 copies) alter p8 to bind w/ other proteins, not only E.Coli
IX Phage head protein (5 copies) attach GFP
X DNA replication
XI Assembly see p11


Stultz Lab: Computational Biophysics Group