User:Lyla Atta

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Lyla Atta (an artistic interpretation)
  • Lyla Atta
  • MIT Class of 2017


  • Modern English School, Cairo. Class of 2013
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Class of 2017
    • Major: Biological Engineering
    • Minor: Economics

Research interests

  • Cell-cell signaling and how cell communication in populations leads to emergent properties; potential applications of engineering emergent properties.
  • Synthetic biology and its applications to neurobiology research and potential therapeutics.

Registration/Questionnaire: 20.109 Spring 2015

Contact Information

Name: Lyla Atta

Course/Minor: Biological Engineering/Economics

Year of Graduation: 2017

Telephone: 857-500-3249

Email: lylaatta at

Preferred "Extra" OH Time

Sunday: Evening (4/5 and later)
Monday: 12-2; 4 onwards

Potentially Relevant Background

Have you taken/are you taking... Answer yes/no/when
7.05/5.07 (Biochemistry) Yes, S15
7.06 (Cell Biology) No
7.03 (Genetics) Yes, S15
5.310 (General Chemistry Lab) No
BioSafety Training Yes

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

Please briefly describe any previous laboratory experience

Molecular Biology: Gel electrophoresis, PCR, gene cloning and fusion proteins.
Other: Mammalian tissue culture, immunostaining, Western Blot.


Food: Coffee ice cream and most kinds of cheese
Song: Tie between: She will be loved - Maroon 5, Vienna - Billy Joel, Slow dancing in a burning room - John Mayer and Total eclipse of the heart - Bonnie Tyler.

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