• Title: Research Assistant, MIT
  • Education: PhD, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, 2008; currently pursuing MD at Harvard Medical School
  • Recommended by: James Collins

Tim Lu is in the relatively rare position of having first-hand experience at the bedside and bringing his own research efforts to bear on real-life problems in the clinic. As a researcher also pursuing his MD, Lu uses synthetic biology to combat bacterial infections, with a specific focus on engineered bacteriophages.

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