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Alina T

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Biochemistry, Microbiology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Industrial Proteins

There are several proteins used in industry that need to be produced and purified at large scales. For example, the antibodies used in antibody treatments are proteins. There are several challenges associated with large-scale production of proteins considering their biological nature. For this project, you will study a certain protein used in industry, investigate the current production process, and determine how the process can be made more efficient.

Microbes Around Us

When we hear about bacteria, we usually think about the pathogenic ("bad") bacteria that cause infections. However, there are also many "good" bacteria in items we consume such as yogurt and kombucha. In this project, you will study the role of bacteria in making a certain food, and explore any variations that can result in changes to the final product.

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