You will be oriented to the science, engineering, and business of biotech and medical devices with a focus on the gut microbiome. You will develop intellectual and technical skills to translate frontiers of research at MIT into practical application by addressing a real-world industry need for a “gut-on-a-chip”. You will learn how to build a gut-on-a-chip from stem cells, micro-pumps to power it, microscopes to image it, and measure and computationally model the way drugs, microbes and immune cells change its function. The skills developed are highly transferable to various biotech and medical device fields.
Most importantly you will be part of a diverse and interdisciplinary community of undergrads, faculty and industry partners where you will establish long-term personal and professional relationships.
Join 32 scholars from 6 different majors across the Schools of Engineering and Science