User:Audrey Olshefsky

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Audrey Olshefsky


  • 2016, BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2012, Friday Harbor High School

Research Interests

  1. Oceanography: microbial oceanography, biological oceanography, hydrothermal vents
  2. Neuroscience: neurooncolgy, neuroimmunology, neurodegenerative disorders
  3. Infectious disease: prevention, treatment and genetic factors

Research Experience

  • During the summers of 2011 and 2012, I was a research assistant in the Sebens Lab at the University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories. My work focused on long-term benthic community ecology. I also operated small watercraft, assisting scientific divers with field work.
  • At MIT, I have done research in the Chisholm Lab from June 2013 through May 2014 and will return in January 2015. In the Chisholm Lab, my research projects aim to develop a deeper understanding of Prochlorococcus. Prochlorococcus is a marine cyanobacteria and thought to be the most abundant photosynthetic organism in the ocean.

Interests and Hobbies

  • Sailing, windsurfing, backpacking
  • Soccer, basketball, running
  • Reading
  • Traveling
  • Foreign language

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