Lena is a PhD candidate in the Department of Biology at MIT. Her research focuses on transcriptional control in cancer. She has worked with MBG for several years, previously as co-Director of the Entrepreneurship Initiative, and in collaborations as president of Harvard’s undergraduate biotech group.
Joshua Murdock is a PhD candidate in the Department of Health Sciences & Technology at MIT. His research focuses on the design of magnetic resonance-readable nanoparticle diagnostics for continuous monitoring of cardiac disease biomarkers in vivo. He has been involved in developing educational opportunities to expose and connect students to local biotech as part of the Industry Initiative since 2017.
Jenna is a third year PhD Student in Brain & Cognitive Sciences at MIT. She is advised by Dr. Ed Boyden as a member of the Synthetic Neurobiology Group and is a Neurobiological Engineering Training Fellow. Her research is focused on developing and applying technology for understanding and diagnosing the neurodegenerative brain.
Tooba is an undergraduate student majoring in Biological Engineering, with minors in Data Science and Public Policy. Her research experiences span from gene drives to synthetic biology, but she also enjoys working on science policy and communication. She has been involved with the MIT Biotech group since her freshman year at MIT.
Laurens is a sixth year PhD student at MIT. He works in the laboratory of Tyler Jacks at the Koch Institute. His research focuses on developing novel immunotherapies for pancreatic cancer. He holds a M.S. from the Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands).
Desmond is an undergraduate student double majoring in Biology and Biological Engineering, with a minor in French. He has research experience both in industry and academia, and is currently a member of the Lamason Lab working on cell-to-cell spread in R. parkeri. He has been involved with the MIT Biotech Group since his freshman year in 2018.
Catherine is a PhD candidate in the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT. Her research is focused on developing high-throughput, quantitative platforms to identify the targets of small molecules. She has been involved with the MBG Entrepreneurship Initiative since 2018.
Susana Hawken is a Ph.D. candidate at MIT in the Computational and Systems Biology program. Her research focuses on the regulation of transcriptional program in development and disease. She has been involved in the Entrepreneurship Initiative since 2019.