ESP Biography

NATALIE HEER, MIT graduate student in the department of biology

Major: Biology

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I was first captured by world inside cells watching chloroplasts move around inside a cell under a microscope in my high school biology class. I went to Harvard for my undergraduate degree, and continued my studies in cell biology in the Reck-Peterson Lab at Harvard Med School. I graduated with a BA in 2012, and moved down the street to the MIT Biology department in search of a PhD. I'm currently a graduate student in the Martin lab, where we study fruit fly development.

Past Classes

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S8286: Life inside the Cell in Spark 2014 (Mar. 15 - 16, 2014)
What is a cell? Are bacteria and human cells that different? What determines cell shape, and how do they grow and divide? Did you know that cells can talk to their neighbors? Come find out what goes on inside a cell! In this introduction to cell biology we will learn about the exciting world inside the cell, from mitochondria to motor proteins! We will start with the basics and work our way in.