MIT Admissions

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Melis A. '08

Born in the suburbs of D.C., I used to live across the street from a nuclear reactor, and my current house is two blocks away from the National Institutes of Health. Perhaps my love for science and engineering was inevitable.

My name is Melis and I graduated from MIT in 2008 with a degree in mechanical engineering with biomedical engineering. I am currently at Oxford University, studying for a Masters degree in Immunology, and I'll be going back to Boston afterward to get an MD-PhD through the Harvard-MIT HST program. As an undergrad at MIT, I got my research kicks from my UROPs (I'm currently doing my senior thesis project in the Lab for Multiscale Regenerative Technologies) and summer internships at the National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Standards and Technology, and Massachusetts General Hospital. I was also an Editor-in-Chief for the MIT Undergraduate Research Journal, a mentor for the Cambridge Science Club for Girls, and a member of Biomatrix (a life sciences and engineering mentoring program), the BioMedical Engineering Society, and my sorority, Alpha Chi Omega.