Eric Miller is a doctoral student in the Chemical Engineering department at MIT, working in the lab of Dr. Hadley Sikes. He received his Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering at Stanford University in 2012.
Eric is passionate about leveraging recent advances in biological engineering to make healthcare more accessible to rural communities. He is using protein engineering approaches to develop thermally stable binding proteins that can be integrated into low-cost, paper-based diagnostics. As an MIT Tata Fellow, his research focuses on the development of point-of-care assays which can sensitively detect tuberculosis biomarkers in patient urine samples.
When he is not tending to bacterial cultures or staring ponderously into nondescript clear liquids, Eric enjoys running, hiking, and playing Ultimate Frisbee.