User:Christopher T. Omahan

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Christopher T. Omahan
  • Christopher Omahan
  • Kappa Sigma Fraternity
  • 407 Memorial Drive
  • Cambridge, MA 02139
  • comahan(at)mit(dot)edu

I have worked in the Prather lab. Outside of school I play volleyball and am a roller coaster enthusiast.


  • Class of 2015, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Class of 2011, Mount Vernon High School, OH

Research interests

  1. Pharmaceuticals and toxicology
  2. Epidemiology
  3. Metabolic Engineering
  4. Genetic Engineering

Registration/Questionnaire: 20.109 Fall 2013

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First Name


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Year of Graduation


Telephone # (needed in case we can't find you!)

(740) 398-6894


Potentially Relevant Background

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

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

Please briefly describe any previous laboratory experience

I worked in the Prather Lab for the first 8 months of this year. There I worked to design and optimize a pathway used for the creation of biofuels from simple sugars. Additionally, I looked into developing a new pathway for the creation of several aromatic compounds which are used for pharmaceutical precursors.

What is your favorite food or song or song about food?

Hot dogs.