Biology: Cellular, Molecular, Genetics
Boston University , 2020
Michelle Anne Cohen is passionate about a wide array of topics both within and outside the realm of science. Although she is a biology major, her most recent work was in a chemical engineering lab at MIT. At the Sikes Lab, Michelle was in charge of evaluating H2O2-induced apoptosis in cells over time at varying hydrogen peroxide concentrations. The eventual goal of the study is to characterize a threshold at which cells with elevated levels of peroxide, such as certain types of cancer cells, will die. The hope is that these findings will ultimately lead to the production of H2O2-mediated, targeted cancer treatments which selectively and efficiently kill malignant cells.