3rd year graduate student, Biological Engineering, Belcher Lab
George started his PhD in Bioengineering at MIT in 2014 after graduating from UC, Berkeley with a degree in electrical engineering and computer science (EECS) and bioengineering. He currently works in the Belcher lab, where his research focuses on engineering microorganisms to sequester and remediate waste in contaminated waters. Coming from more of an electrical engineering background, transitioning to the biological sciences and dealing with “wet” work has been an adventure (think of trying to learn how to cook, but with pipettes). Thus far his experience has been an eye-opening one as he has gained a better appreciation of the intricacies in biology.
Aside from academic life, George is an active swimmer and enjoys a game of ultimate Frisbee whenever he gets the chance to play. In addition, to take his mind off of research, he spends time with friends to either attend hackathons, prototype designs for side projects, or just do nothing at all (one of his favorite hobbies).