Community Biotechnology Initiative, MIT Media Lab (Cambridge, USA)
I am Teja, a graduate student at the Community Biotechnology Initiative headed by Dr. David Sun Kong and Molecular Machines, MIT Media Lab. My research interests include microfluidics, synthetic biology and bioinspired engineering. Taking advantage of my background in mechanical engineering in bachelors from BITS-Pilani and synthetic biology in masters from CRI-Paris, I work on interface of engineering and biology such as low-cost biotech devices, lab-in-a-box and frugal science. Before joining the Media Lab, I carried out research work at MIT-Meche, Ecole Polytechnique and INSERM. I was also a part of iGEM Paris Bettencourt team in 2016.
I am one of the organizers of Global Community Biosummit. As a part of the summit, I organized more than twenty workshops in the past years encompassing fields such as bio hardware, synthetic biology, molecular biology and bioinformatics.