Maile Jim

Undergraduate Student | Biological Engineering, MIT

I am a current undergraduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) studying biological engineering. Over the past few years, I have worked in designing synthetic biology gene circuits, developing an RNA sequencing analysis pipeline, and synthesizing and testing RNA interference oligonucleotides. Currently, I am working in David Bartel’s lab at the Whitehead Institute on my senior thesis, researching miRNA regulation and degradation.

By using novel ideas in biology, chemistry, and engineering, I hope to solve medical problems in drug delivery, human diseases, and nucleotide engineering.

I also love backpacking, cycling, and traveling!


Apr 15, 2021 Started research at Dave Bartel’s lab at the Whitehead Institute at MIT.
Jan 12, 2021 Started co-op at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Aug 7, 2020 Presented summer internship work at AbbVie: “Optimizing the Ribo-Seq Analysis Pipeline for sORF Detection”