The Move to Boston

View of my commute: Back Bay to MIT over the Harvard Bridge
View of my commute: Back Bay to MIT over the Harvard Bridge

After nine months, a brief update is in order. My year-long Whitaker Fellowship at the University of Cambridge has now come to a close. It was a tremendous experience, and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to pursue a variety of both computational and experimental research at Simon Tavaré’s lab at the Cambridge Research Institute and through iGEM 2008. In May my group published a paper on our Bead Emulsion DNA Amplification technology in Analytical Chemistry, and with any luck, another one should be coming out later in the year.

So, now after a year in Cambridge, I’m moving to Cambridge! UK to MA, to be precise. Now that my Whitaker Fellowship at the University of Cambridge has come to a close, I’ve come back stateside to begin graduate school.

More precisely, I’ve just started a PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I’m in a joint Harvard/MIT program called Health Sciences and Technology (HST). Within HST, I’m a Medical Physics and Medical Engineering student (MEMP), and I’m in a subprogram of MEMP called Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics (BIG). A lot of acronyms.

I’m still getting settled here in Boston; I’m in temporary accomodation in the lovely Back Bay area, but looking for a more permanant (and closer) place across the river in Cambridge. That said, I do enjoy my beautiful commute across the Harvard Bridge every morning.