ESP Biography



MELODY WU, MIT STEAM-interested Bioengineering undergraduate




Major: 20

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Melody Wu is a sophomore in Biological Engineering at MIT. In 2016, she participated in iGEM as manager of her high school team, Alverno, researching methods to reduce the effects of supercoiling in multi-genetic bacterial circuits. During the semester at MIT, she works in the Housman lab identifying genetic modifiers for Huntington’s. She joined MIT’s 2019 iGEM team because she found it to be a valuable learning experience in 2016. She is further interested in working with a team developing ideas relating to the interdisciplinary connections of bioengineering to various fields and hopes to learn more about mammalian synthetic biology. Outside of the lab, she enjoys creating art to visually explain the jargon of science (but also just for fun), trying new foods from around the world, exploring new places (including Boston which she hopes to do this summer!). She loves thinking about global sustainability and development as part of MIT’s only living-learning community iHouse, and is involved in Terrascope, GlobeMed, Medlingual, and is a Peer Ear.



Past Classes

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Z13846: Global Health in Spark 2020 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2020)
Want to learn about public health and participate in a mini global health hackathon? Well this is the course for you! You will learn about various aspects of global and public health and gather the tools to begin solving real world healthcare issues. This course will be taught by the amazing members of MIT's GlobeMed chapter (https://www.globemed.org) and we're really looking forward to having amazing discussions with you!


S13780: Global Health in HSSP Spring 2020 (Feb. 29, 2020)
Want to learn about public health and participate in a mini global health hackathon? Well this is the course for you! Over the six weeks of instruction, you will learn about various aspects of global and public health and gather the tools to begin solving real world healthcare issues. This course will be taught by the amazing members of MIT's GlobeMed chapter (https://www.globemed.org) and we're really looking forward to having amazing discussions with you!


S13307: Hacking Health in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
From 3D printed organs to robotic surgery, technology is changing the face of medicine. But how is it also affecting our day-to-day health?


X12966: Exploring Asian Culture Through Making Food! in Spark 2019 (Mar. 16 - 17, 2019)
DO YOU LOVE ASIAN FOOD? Do you want to learn how to make boba and spring rolls? Does learning about Asian culture while assembling yummy snacks interest you? Come join us for a delicious time!