Brooke Huisman is a fourth year PhD student studying at MIT in the Biological Engineering department. After working in a lab as an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, she pivoted from wanting to do clinical medicine to research. Her current research is in immuno-engineering, focusing on T cells function.
On October 13, 2020, we had a conversation about how her undergraduate experiences led her to pursue a PhD in biomedical engineering and how she is now doing computational and bench research to understand T cells in major histocompatibility complexes. We also discuss how learning from others and failing are important parts of making discoveries and pushing our boundaries of understanding forward.