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Formulation and evaluation of drug-delivery-nanoparticles for the treatment of lung diseases


Term:

IAP and Spring

Department:

20: Biological Engineering

Faculty Supervisor:

Daniel Anderson

Faculty email:

dgander@mit.edu

Apply by:

01/31/20

Contact:

ebguzman@mit.edu

Project Description

The goal of this project is to formulate and evaluate drug-delivery-nanoparticles carrying RNA to treat lung diseases. For this project, the student will be responsible for formulating various nanoparticles types, characterizing and testing the efficacy of these nanoparticles, and possibly optimizing the formulation to enhance the nanoparticles’ efficacy. Basic background in chemistry and biology is necessary but not mandatory. The student will work directly with a graduate student who will serve as mentor and who will give direction to the project. At the end of the project, the student will have acquired fundamental lab skills as well as an in-depth knowledge regarding nanoparticle formulation, both that will make him/her a competitive student for graduate or medical school.

Pre-requisites

Strong desire to work in a research lab. Basic background in chemistry and biology is necessary but not mandatory. A commitment of 10 hrs per week is ideal - hours will vary weekly and the student is not expected to work for more than 10 hours a week.