Colleen Loynachan is one of the 4 MIT seniors who are among the new winners nationwide of prestigious Marshall Scholarships, which support two years of graduate study in the United Kingdom. Colleen will pursue an MSc in biomedical engineering with biomaterials, followed by a master’s degree in biomedical research, at Imperial College London. She spent last spring studying abroad at Oxford. Her work in the summer of her sophomore year — studying the deformation of nanostructures with Julia Greer, a professor of materials science and mechanics at the California Institute of Technology — resulted in a publication in Nano Letters. She is now doing research with Polina Anikeeva, the AMAX Career Development Assistant Professor in Materials Engineering at MIT, developing methods for remote manipulation of protein aggregation using targeted magnetic nanoparticles for potential disease therapies.
Learn more about the MIT winners from the MIT News Office.