User:Tru C. Dang

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Tru C. Dang (an artistic interpretation)

I work in the Constantine-Paton Lab at MIT. I've joined OpenWetWare because I'm in 20.109!


2016, BS in Biological Engineering, MIT

Research interests

  1. Synthetic biology
  2. Computational biology

Registration/Questionnaire: 20.109 Spring 2014

Last Name


First Name



Course 20 with 9 minor

Year of Graduation


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



trudang AT mit DOT edu

Preferred OH Time

We will take a Doodle poll to set regular office hours for each section. We also offer supplemental office hours before big assignments are due.

What times on Sundays (all), Mondays (T/R section), and Tuesdays (W/F section) are you available for office hours? We have held office hours in the evening in the past, but day time slots are best.

Sunday: all day except 3-6. Tuesday: anytime after 2 pm.

Potentially Relevant Background

Have you taken/are you taking... Answer yes/no/when
7.05/5.07 (Biochemistry) Yes - Now
7.06 (Cell Biology) No - Fall 2014
7.03 (Genetics) Yes - Now
5.310 (General Chemistry Lab) No - Fall 2014

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

Please briefly describe any previous laboratory experience

Fall 2012 - Now: I have been working in the Constantine-Paton Lab, studying the role of the dopamine system in regulating neural excitability. My work usually involves mouse colony management, genotyping, perfusion, histology, confocal microscopy, and neuron reconstruction using Neuroleucida software.

Hopefully, I will help my current supervisor complete the project by the end of this semester. I will probably work in my advisor Prof. Fraenkel's lab starting next fall.

Anything else you would like us to know related to 20.109?

For example, please let us know if you have any special glove requests, namely XS or XL size, or nitrile material -- we carry latex S/M/L by default.

Nothing else currently.

What music do you...

Like? Instrumental/classical while working/studying, otherwise no preference.


Despise? None (though maybe Justin Bieber?)

Would you want to hear music in lab sometimes, or do you prefer to work without it? Sure, music is cool too.

Commitment to academic integrity

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