Avery Normandin

Sculpting Evolution
  • Research Assistant

I'm a second-year graduate student in the Sculpting Evolution group, where my work relates to CRISPR engineering, phage biology,  and generation of ecology-focused educational programs.  

Aside from this, my interests relate to ecoimmunology, STEM engagement & outreach, and violin. 

Ongoing projects  involve:

1. Engineering effective multiplexed CRISPR arrays targeting T4-like bacteriophages

2. Directed evolution of optimally infective conjugative plasmids by liquid-handling robot 

3. In situ engineering of mixed microbial ecosystems

4. Development of the Responsive Science model for ethical and collaborative ecotechnological development

5. Hands-on STEM engagement and education for Boston-area youth, and particularly for neurodivergent individuals  

I'm a second-year graduate student in the Sculpting Evolution group, where my work relates to CRISPR engineering, phage biology,  and generation of ecology-focused educational programs.  

Aside from this, my interests relate to ecoimmunology, STEM engagement & outreach, and violin. 

Ongoing projects  involve:

1. Engineering effective multiplexed CRISPR arrays targeting T4-like bacteriophages

2. Directed evolution of optimally infective conjugative plasmids by liquid-handling robot 

3. In situ engineering of mixed microbial ecosystems

4. Development of the Responsive Science model for ethical and collaborative ecotechnological development

5. Hands-on STEM engagement and education for Boston-area youth, and particularly for neurodivergent individuals