User:Justin C. Yuan

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Justin bottle feeding a leopard in Thailand.

About Me

  • Name: Justin Yuan
  • Major: Course 20 - Department of Biological Engineering
  • Year: Junior - Class of 2016
  • Born: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Hometown: Troy, Michigan
  • Email: jcyuan16 AT mit DOT edu
  • Phone: 248-792-1895

Education

  • 2012-present: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2008-2012: Troy High School
Justin giving a final presentation on the cervical spine in his biomechanics class.

Research Interests/Previous Lab Experiences

Henry Ford Hospital Neuroscience Laboratory Research Department (Detroit, MI)

  • Conducted research on the microRNA 17-92 cluster and its mediation of sonic hedgehog induced neurogenesis on neural stem cells post-stroke

Singapore University of Technology and Design (Bukit Timah, Singapore)

  • Designed a sustainable carbonaceous iron/sand modular water filtration system capable of removing up to 99.2% of dissolved lead ions in water

David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research @ Langer Lab (Cambridge, MA)

  • Synthesized and tested modified insulin molecules for their feasibility as an insulin alternative that can autonomously monitor and respond to blood glucose levels in the body

Hobbies/Interests

  1. Working as an emergency medical technician (EMT) on campus
  2. Shooting on the MIT Pistol Team
  3. Playing Frisbee with my friends
  4. Watching YouTube videos with myself