ESP Biography



PARUL SINGH, MIT freshman




Major: Computer Science

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm from Fremont, California (the Bay Area) and have never lived in as cold and snowy a climate as Cambridge. While I'm yet to get used to the wind chills, I enjoy the snow much more than the rain and even more so, love the people and opportunities I've come across here. I plan on majoring in Computer Science, but love looking at the intersections of the general sciences and math with real-world applications.



Past Classes

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L13800: Fundamentals of the CRISPR-Cas9 World in Spark 2020 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2020)
Want to learn about gene-editing? Wondering why you should care? Well, if you’ve been hearing all the buzz about cutting-edge research efforts for cancer and disease treatment, or the controversial possibilities of creating designer babies and are curious about the technology that is making it all a reality—you’ve come to the right place! CRISPR gets down to the very element encoding us, the DNA we carry in our cells, in order to change it and modify the organism, allowing for a host of applications researchers are keen to create. We’ll take you through the entire process and relevance of modifying DNA and then do deep dives into how the CRISPR system operates. You will learn about how we discovered CRISPR and even where we’re heading with the technology.


S13735: Fundamentals of the CRISPR-Cas9 World in HSSP Spring 2020 (Feb. 29, 2020)
Want to learn about gene-editing? Wondering why you should care? Well, if you’ve been hearing all the buzz about cutting-edge research efforts for cancer and disease treatment, or the controversial possibilities of creating designer babies and are curious about the technology that is making it all a reality—you’ve come to the right place! CRISPR gets down to the very element encoding us, the DNA we carry in our cells, in order to change it and modify the organism, allowing for a host of applications researchers are keen to create. We’ll take you through the entire process and relevance of modifying DNA and then do deep dives into how the CRISPR system operates. You will learn about how we discovered CRISPR and even where we’re heading with the technology.