"First, [I] worked on developing a novel therapeutic for citrullenemia and testing it in liver cells where the disorder occurs. Then, worked to isolate cfDNA from plasma and measure the proportion of methylated vs. unmethylated DNA as a marker of cellular damage. All of the wet lab biology skills I've learned at MIT through UROPs and courses were valuable at this lab. I also quickly picked up new lab techniques because of the exposure I have had in classes. I was surrounded by hard working and intelligent lab members who were very helpful whenever I had questions."