User:Veronica Toro

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Last Name


First Name


Preferred name/nickname (if not first)



20 (Biological Engineering) Possible minor in 15 (Management)

Year of Graduation


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


Preferred OH Time

Tuesdays: after 7:00pm Sundays: all day

Potentially Relevant Background

Have you taken/are you taking...
7.05/5.07 (Biochemistry)

Taking it now

7.06 (Cell Biology)


7.03 (Genetics)


5.310 (General Chemistry Lab)


Do you have experience with...
Cell culture (microbial/mammalian/yeast?)

Yes. Both microbial and mammalian.

Molecular biology (electrophoresis, PCR, etc)

Yes. Electrophoresis, PCR, cloning, protein purification...

Please briefly describe any previous laboratory experience

I currently work at the Vacanti Tissue Engineering Lab of the Massachusetts General Hospital. My project consists on testing the effects of Dentin Matrix Phosphoprotein I (DMPI) on human MSCs (inducing differentiation and matrix formation) to evaluate if DMPI would enhance synthetic bone scaffolds by making them osteoinductive.

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

I am really excited for the work we will be doing in the three modules and I am especially looking forward to the third module.

What music do you...

Like? Pop. Latin Rock.

Tolerate? Most.

Despise? Hard metal rock. Country.

Would you want to hear music in lab sometimes, or do you prefer to work without it? Yes

Commitment to academic integrity

I have read and understood the 20.109 statement on collaboration and integrity.