Tinna-Sólveig Kosoko-Thoroddsen is a research associate in the Sabeti Lab, and is working to develop simplerand more sensitive SHERLOCK assays for viruses.
Tinna graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2019 with a B.S. in Chemical-Biological Engineering, and a minor in Mandarin. During her time as an undergraduate at MIT, Tinna conducted research at the MIT Weiss Lab, working on the artificial control of alternative splicing using CRISPR-dCas13a systems, and their therapeutic implications. She also investigated the relationship betweenstriatal neurons and dopamine control under Dr. Ann Graybiel.
Tinna hopes to attend medical school in the future, and is committed to global health equity. As a result, shehas turned to extracurricular experiences to expand her knowledge of international healthcare systems. At MIT, she fundraised money for HIV+ patients in Togo, shadowed doctors at the Sestre Milosrdnice University Hospital Center in Croatia, and volunteered as a first aid responder in Israel. Outside of work, Tinna enjoys salsa dancing, reading the latest sci-fi novels, and exploring Boston.