User:Colin Beckwitt

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20 (Biological Engineering)

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Other Activities:

-MIT Resonance (Acapella Group)

-MIT Chamber Music Society

-MIT Accompanying Program

-MIT LMC and the Executives: a band comprised of the executive board of the former.

-Researcher in the Ribbeck Lab at MIT

Registration/Questionnaire: 20.109 Fall 2011

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339-987-9046 (cell)


cbeckwit AT mit DOT edu

Have you taken or are you taking...

20.320 (Cell Kinetics): Taking

7.05/5.07 (Biochemistry): Taking

7.06 (Cell Biology): Next term V.V

7.02 (General Biology Lab): Nope

5.310 (General Chemistry Lab): Yes

Do you have any experience culturing cells (mammalian, yeast or microbial)? Yes, bacterial cultures; not much experience though

Do you have any experience in molecular biology (electrophoresis, PCR, etc)? Not really'

Please briefly describe any previous laboratory experience

Worked in Prof. Ian Hunter's bio-instrumentation lab for the summer of 2009 designing mechanical experiments using SolidWorks, worked in the 20.309 lab for the summer of 2010 designing, testing, optimizing, and writing software for the ThorLabs optical trapping kit, and have been working in the Ribbeck lab since the start of the summer of 2011 characterizing and building protein microfilms. I have experience with SolidWorks, Labview, Matlab (lots and lots of Matlab >.>) as well as instruments including a plate reader, a confocal microscope, QCM-D, and an optical trap.

Anything else you would like us to know?

I love working in a lab especially with people interested in the same types of things that I am. I'm thrilled to help in any circumstance where it is needed!

Also, team pink is awesome. That is all ^-^