Lisa Nip

Graduate Student, MIT Media Lab

Nip from the MIT Media Lab uses her training in biochemistry and synthetic biology to build at the intersection of space and biology. She has worked on molecular tools for detecting blood pathogens at the Wyss Institute, Harvard Medical School; DNA origami at the University of California, San Francisco; and various gene editing tools at MIT. Nip gave a TEDxBeaconStreet talk in 2015 on how humans can use synthetic biology to facilitate their survival in space, and she enjoys speculating on what progress in human space exploration means for humans and our place in the universe.

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