ESP Biography

MATIAS VERGARA, MIT freshman studying Computational Biology

Major: Computer Science + Molecular Bio

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2026

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi! I'm Matias, I recently moved to Cambridge from Los Angeles. I am interested in biology, but I also have some experience with computer aided design and manufacturing if you would like to talk about that after class. I also like running, Lex Fridman, and reading.My current courses include genetics, programming, and organic chemistry. I took a quantitative biology seminar last semester; we'll be replicating one of the activities from the seminar in the class! I'm looking forward to meeting you all and teaching this Spark session!

Past Classes

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S15522: Discovering Biology Using Lasers and More in Spark 2023 (Mar. 18 - 19, 2023)
Ever wondered how we know the shape of DNA? Come shoot LASERS with me to replicate this famous 1952 experiment. How about the result of the replication of two 3 BILLION base long DNA strands? Find out how two famous biologists exploited 1 neutron and spinning to answer this very question. Interested in programming? Explore protein models generated in the last few years that will propel the future of biological research in years to come! You yourself are biology; come explore how we've come to understand so much and yet have so much left to uncover in the field.