Mingjie, during her time in the lab as a technical assistant, helped with virus production and assisted with molecular biology tasks, and also initiated an optical control reagent project. Mingjie received her BS in Biological Science from Wuhan University in China, and her Msc in Applied Biomolecular Technologies from the Univeristy of Nottingham. After finishing her work, she went on to a technical assistant job at Harvard Medical School.
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