Ana Duarte

MIT Department: Physics

Undergraduate Institution: University of Washington, Seattle

Faculty Mentor: Jeff Gore

Research Supervisor: Clare Abreu



Understanding the fundamental nature of how the world works fascinates me; this is why I am captivated by the study of physics. I am a rising senior at the University of Washington currently pursuing a bachelor degree in physics. Here, I have conducted research in neurobiology to better understand the role glial cells play in maximizing neuron survival, and I am currently doing research in coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering. I hope to continue research in later life and teach physics as well; so naturally, I am striving to obtain a PhD in physics. Outside of academics, I love to dance and have explored many dance forms such as tap, ballet, jazz, modern, and hip-hop!