3rd year graduate student, Biological Engineering, Collins Lab
Aaron is a graduate student in Biological Engineering. He studies how engineered microbes can be beneficial for diagnostics and treatment of the microbes that already live in our guts. Before MIT, he grew up in Indiana and studied at Indiana University where he originally enrolled in Journalism but graduated with a Physics degree. Some would say he was indecisive, but he chooses to say open-minded. This open-mindedness along with a passion for practicing his communication skills has caused him to wander into many opportunities: student government, political activism, science blogging with the PLOS Synbio Blog, teaching bio/math/physics, and now the BE Communication Lab. Outside of the lab, he enjoys following politics, running (slowly), obsessively listening to podcasts, and accumulating books that he aspires to finish.