- Shireen Rudina
- McCormick Hall, MIT
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- 2013, BS in Biological Engineering, MIT
- Synthetic biology
- Protein Engineering
- Gene Therapy
I currently work in the Lauffenburger lab at MIT with Dr. Shannon Alford designing an ELISA assay for Mena, a protein upregulated in invasive breast cancer cells. Previously, I studied how the variation in ECM proteins affects the migration and adhesion of invasive breast cancer cells.
During the summer of 2011, I was an Amgen Scholar at Stanford University, and did research in the Smolke lab with Isis Trenchard, working to engineer S. cerevisiae for the production of bisbenzylisoquinoline alkaloids.
I have also worked on developing a drug-eluting contact lens with Dr. Joe Ciolino in the Langer lab at MIT during January-August 2010.