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Madison Adamthwaite


B.A. in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder

Research Interests: Genetic engineering, synthetic biology, host-microbe interactions, novel therapeutics


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About Madison

Madison was born and raised in Colorado and attended the University of Colorado for her undergraduate studies. There, she joined the university's International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team where she discovered her passion for science. As an undergraduate, she collaborated in developing a novel gene synthesis method and became a co-founder of Nucleic Designs Inc. 


Leaving the Rockies behind, Madison moved to Boston to work as a research assistant at Harvard Medical School in Johan Paulsson's lab. Here, she researched how CRISPR can be used as a potential therapy against multi-drug resistant bacteria. Now, Madison is a member of the BBS program at Harvard where she is interested in understanding the gut microbiome and eventually using modern technologies to engineer microbes in hopes to improve human health.


Outside of the lab, Madison enjoys exploring the restaurant scene in Boston, reading memoirs, tending to her many house plants, and convincing her friends with cars to go on hiking trips.

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