BIO

Minu Saji

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I joined the Zhang group at Rutgers University Newark the Fall of 2021. I was originally adopted from Cambodia and grew up mostly in San Francisco, but I have lived abroad for half my life in Japan, Germany, and England. I have two older siblings, a brother and sister, who both live in Nashville, Tennessee.

I got my B.A. Degrees in Chemistry and Mathematics at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and received a distinction in chemistry for proteomic research using MALDI-TOFTOF. 

Outside of academia, I enjoy playing music, I play piano and flute, gaming, and reading (currently reading "More Happy than Not" by Adam Silvera). 

I am still deciding what I want to do after I complete the doctorate program. 

Currents 

Currently Listening to:

  1. Somewhere Only We know; Lily Allen

  2. American Pie; Don Mclean

  3. UrbanAngel1999; Thomas Headon

  4. As It Was; Harry Styles

  5. Clearest Blue; CHVRCHES

Recently Read/Reading:

  1. More Happy Than Not; Adam Silvera

  2. History Is All You Left Me; Adam Silvera

  3. They Both Die In The End; Adam Silvera

  4. Boyfriend Material; Alexis Hall

  5. Red, White, And Royal Blue; Casey McQuiston

Research 

I am currently working on two projects; one is a DNA nanodevice and the other is RNA based.  I cannot divulge too much information. however, the first project takes inspiration from mechanical engineering and adapts the "macro" into the "nano". The second project deals with the regulation of a biological process/processes using RNA/DNA.

More information will be available once the project(s) are published.

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