ESP Biography



MICHELLE RAMSEIER, MIT grad student researching the immune system




Major: HST

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Michelle is a third year PhD student in the Shalek Lab, which studies the building blocks of the immune system in a variety of diseases using cutting-edge genomics technologies. In particular, she's passionate about harnessing the immune system to fight various cancers and autoimmune diseases. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, dancing with Harvard Ballet Company, and trying out new sourdough recipes.



Past Classes

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S13738: How the immune system works in HSSP Spring 2020 (Feb. 29, 2020)
The brain is not the only part of your body that learns! Every day, cells in your adaptive immune system learn to recognize and fight bad viruses and bacteria. How do those cells do it, and what can we do to help them? In this course, you will find out!


S13082: Pandemics, Epidemics and Genomics in HSSP Summer 2019 (Jul. 07, 2019)
How can the world’s worst microbes and viruses be defeated using cutting edge advances in genomics and gene editing? We will use case studies to learn how genomic technologies can be developed to address challenges in infectious disease control and treatment.


S12284: Pandemics, Epidemics and Genomics in HSSP Summer 2018 (Jun. 30, 2018)
How can the world’s worst microbes and viruses be defeated using cutting edge advances in genomics and gene editing? We will use case studies to learn how genomic technologies can be developed to address challenges in infectious disease control and treatment.


S12058: Secrets of the Immune System in HSSP Spring 2018 (Feb. 24, 2018)
The brain is not the only part of your body that learns! Every day, cells in your adaptive immune system learn to recognize and fight bad viruses and bacteria. How do those cells do it, and what can we do to help them? In this course, you will find out!