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Kali S

- Research Program Mentor

MD/PhD Doctor of Medicine and of Philosophy candidate


Biochemistry, nutrition, agriculture, sustainability, green chemistry

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.

Trash Talk: Ways to Reduce Laboratory Waste

Every year, laboratories produce 12 billion pounds of plastic waste. But, labs need to use sterile equipment like pipets and gloves. An interesting project would be to investigate ways that labs can reduce waste, like using glass pipets and recycling gloves. Or investigating what we do with all the masks used in COVID-19 and writing a report on whether fabric masks are actually less protective.

Coding skills

Basic R

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