ESP Biography

ADITYA MISRA, MIT HST Graduate student studying inflammation

Major: HST

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I received my bachelor's in chemical engineering from Cornell University where I performed research in drug delivery. Fascinated by the immune system, I spent summer research internships at Harvard Medical School and Columbia University working on transplantation immunology. After graduation, I spent a year at MIT developing mathematical models for how HIV mutates within the body. Now, I am a second year graduate student in HST working in Roni Nowarski's lab at Brigham and Women's Hospital Dept. of Neurology. I use a combination of imaging and mathematical modeling to understand how cells are organized within tissues to transmit information.

Past Classes

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S13782: Building a Body in HSSP Spring 2020 (Feb. 29, 2020)
Want to learn how to build a body? Can your design survive battles with infectious pathogens and disease? How does your design protect against parasites like worms? How does your design make sure it does not attack its own body? Will your design be able to receive body parts from other people’s designs? Do you choose to provide a home for bacteria? How do you tell which bacteria are beneficial or are enemies? Will your design heal upon injury? If so, how will your design prevent cancer? Should your design undergo depression? We will discover together how your body organizes immune cells, neurons, bacteria, and other building blocks to fight disease, but also inadvertently causes a lot of modern diseases.