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- Eva Klinman
- MIT, sophomore
- Room 360, Next House
- Home Address: Potomac MD
- Email me through OpenWetWare
- 2006, Winston Churchill High School
- 2010, MIT: Biological Engineering, focus in Neuroscience
- Alzheimer's disease
Classes and Research
Minor: course 9, Neuroscience
Year of Graduation
eklinman AT mit DOT edu
- Computer Science
- Biological Engineering
For three years, I worked at NIH, in the NICHD. I took part in the research being conducted in the lab of Dr. Brant Weinstein, working with vascular morphogenesis in embryonic zebrafish.
From Jan 2008-Jan 2009, I worked with Dr. Andreas Herrlich in the Lodish lab at the Whitehead. We performed a large-scale high-throughput screen to test the effects a set of shRNAs designed to knock-down most human kinases and phophatases has on ectodomain cleavage. Specifically, we used osmotic stress as a cleavage stimulus to the EGF ligand TGF-alpha. We worked in human Jurkat cells, and mouse Baf3 cell lines.
Previous 20.109 labwork 
Currently, I work in the lab of Dr. Ed Boyden. I am involved in the Epilepsy research group, an attempt to cause and then silence seizure activity in mice using optically controlled neurons. Over the summer, I am also working with the molecular biology group, to clone multiple new mutants of rhodopsins into usable backbones, which will then be used to generate virus capable of infecting neurons and introducing light-sensitive ion channels.
I am familiar with lab environments and tissue culture set-up and usage.
I am a very active person, and tend to dance often, and sing or hum without realizing it. If it causes others around me to get annoyed, please make me aware of what I'm doing and ask me to stop!