Undergraduate Student
email: adcho[at]mit.edu

Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
E25, 45 Carleton Street
Cambridge, MA 02139



Summer 2020 – Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program in the Summons Lab
2019-Present – B.S. Candidate in Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

In addition to pursuing studies in the Department of Biology, I am also looking to explore opportunities in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at MIT to possibly engage in the fields of geobiology and paleobiology.


In the Summons Lab, I will be working with graduate student Angel Mojarro on a project that will utilize metagenomic and metaproteomic analyses of ancient DNA and proteins from well-preserved fossils to examine the diversity of microbial communities that may be involved in the re-mineralization of organic matter. I hope to use the methods and tools of bioinformatics to gain insight into microbial alteration and the fossilization process.

I am especially interested in exploring the fields of geobiology and paleontology, and I hope to learn more about the evolutionary history and origins of life on Earth from a geobiological perspective. Outside of research and classes, I am an associate advisor for freshmen and enjoy teaching and working with children, writing, and reading a good book.