- Research Program Mentor
MD/PhD Doctor of Medicine and of Philosophy candidate
Biochemistry, nutrition, agriculture, sustainability, green chemistry
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.