Nicholas Collins

Nick’s education and career began with cellular biology. While conducting research at Harvard’s Stem Cell Institute, he explored his interest in automation-based cell biology projects. This led him to move to a start-up, where he sought to improve reproducibility in stem cell culture processes with automation. Wanting to expand his technical capabilities, he switched to the field of nanotechnology, researching infrared light absorption in nanostructures. Nick was drawn to the MDE program due to its highly multidisciplinary approach. While at Harvard, Nick plans to build upon his technical background by focusing on how to efficiently leverage science and technology in society. When he’s not working, Nick can be found enjoying the outdoors.

Pre-MDE degree: B.S. Biological Sciences; M.A. Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

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