Headshot portrait of Marvin Collins - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2021 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Bioengineering
Mentor: Stanley Qi (Bioengineering and Chemical & Systems Biology)

“Designing an Accessible CRISPR Kit for High School Students”

CRISPR gene editing technology is omnipresent in modern biological research, but the logistical and economic limitations of utilizing these techniques currently prevents high school students from gaining experience with them before attending a university. Marvin designing an educational kit that overcomes these limitations by utilizing novel materials and methods that have not yet been implemented in a CRISPR context. This kit will be able to offer new educational opportunities to students of varying socioeconomic backgrounds around the world.