Natalie pursued her doctoral and post-doctoral studies at Harvard Medical School, studying cell biology, microbiology and genetics. She now develops and teaches investigative and project-based curricula in biological engineering at MIT. Her published work includes educational materials to improve scientific communication and undergraduate education, and her research focuses on gene expression in eukaryotic cells. As Associate Education Director of SynBERC, the NSF-funded Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center, she developed BioBuilder.org, an open-access resource with animations and lab activities for teaching and learning synthetic biology in high school and college settings.
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