BioBuilder opened the door for a lot of opportunities such as internships, networking and meeting new people.”

Oscar J

Oscar is a rising junior at University of Massachusetts at Lowell, studying biology.

His interest in biotechnology was sparked by a high school class and teacher at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. He applied and was accepted to BioBuilder’s High School Apprenticeship Challenge in 2019, held that year at LabCentral in Cambridge. His biodesign project addressed high concentrations of lead in drinking water.

At the poster session presentation of his project, Oscar met a researcher at Indigo Ag, a biotech company that uses microbiology and machine learning to improve crop yield and health. Oscar was hired at Indigo Ag as a summer intern.

In this podcast, Oscar remarks on how his BioBuilder lab skills helped him in the Indigo Ag lab as an intern and at college as a biology major.

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