Department of Genetics

Paul Reginato

Paul Reginato
Contact Info
Wyss Institute
Building
CLSB
Address
3 Blackfan Circle, Boston, MA 02115
Position
Visiting Graduate Student
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Research Interests
Spatial omics technology and atmospheric CO2 removal technology
Project
Spatial omics seeks to integrate the high-dimensional 'omic' data that characterizes modern biology with the 3-dimensional reality of biological samples to produce molecular resolution maps of tissues. To approach this goal, I'm building on fluorescent in situ sequencing (FISSEQ) and expansion microscopy (ExM) to enable in situ genome sequencing (IGS) for spatial mapping of genome organization.

Atmospheric CO2 removal seeks to counteract climate change by directly removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Models indicate that carbon removal, alongside emissions reductions, is necessary to avoid catastrophic climate outcomes. To approach this goal, I am working to identify how microbes can be used to promote the chemistry involved in enhanced rock weathering, which leverages the chemistry of the carbonate-silicate cycle to sequester CO2.
Grad Student
Position
Grad Student, MIT, BE
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School / GR
MIT - BE
Project
Spatial omics technology and atmospheric CO2 removal technology.
Supervisor
Co-Advised with George Church & Ed Boyden
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