How To Grow (almost) Anything
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How To Grow (almost) Anything 2020

About

Building upon the tradition of ‘How to Make (Almost) Anything,’ we are offering ‘How to Grow (Almost) Anything,’ a course to teach experienced bio-enthusiasts and those new to the life sciences alike skills at the cutting edge of bioengineering and synthetic biology. 

Class Instructors

instructor
  • Suryateja Jammalamadaka - Graduate Student, Community Biotechnology Initiative & Molecular Machines Group, MIT Media Lab
  • Dr. Jessica Weber - Postdoctoral Fellow, Church Lab, Harvard Medical School
  • Pat Pataranutaporn - Graduate Student, Fluid Interfaces Group, MIT Media Lab
  • Dr. Lily Li - Postdoctoral Fellow, Church Lab, Harvard Medical School
  • Sarah Vitak - Lab Manager, Sculpting Evolution Group, MIT Media Lab
  • Nathaniel Borders - Research Assistant, Church Lab, Harvard Medical School
  • Dr. Rui Qing - Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Molecular Architecture, MIT Media Lab
  • Dr. Alex Mijalis - Postdoctoral Fellow, Church Lab, Harvard Medical School
  • Mariah Avila - Graduate Student, Sculpting Evolution Group, MIT Media Lab
  • Sebastian Wakanene - Graduate Student, Sculpting Evolution, MIT Media Lab

Staff

  • Desiree Dudley - Community Biotechnology Initiative, MIT Media Lab
  • Berenice Estrada - Community Biotechnology Initiative, MIT Media Lab

Student Pages

Class Size

16 students

Prerequisites

Permission of the instructor.  All prospective students must submit an application for the course found here. As we have limited enrollment, please apply as soon as you can.

For those who wish to join the course that have either no or limited previous wet lab experience, we ask you join our IAP Bio Boot Camp being held January 27-31.  Please sign up here.

We ultimately aim to curate a group of diverse students that, collectively, have wet lab experience, hardware and making experience (e.g., having taken 'How to Make (Almost) Anything'), and other creative or technical experience (e.g., design, art).

Lab

68-089 (8 lab benches, common equipment, BL2 tissue culture)

Grading

  • 80% weekly assignments and class participation
  • 20% final project (done in group)

Class Contents

How to

Contact

  • David S. Kong, Main Instructor : dkong[at]mit.edu
  • M.S. Suryateja Jammalamadaka, Head TA : suryaj[at]media.mit.edu
  • Pat Pataranutaporn, Gitlab manager : patpat[at]mit.edu
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