Sebastian Toro Arana


2013-2018, Biological Engineering and Computer Science, MIT

2018-2020, Research Technician, McGovern Institute for Brain Research

2020-on, Graduate Student in Biology, Stanford University

Sebastian is interested in using computational tools and engineering principles to study the underlying mechanisms of plant stress resistance, immunity and plant-microbe-environment interactions. His goal is to use new technologies to help tackle the challenges of climate change and food security. As an undergraduate and research technician at MIT, he worked on exploring brain decision making systems using computational analysis tools and genetic engineering but recently he has decided to work on more pressing global problems. On a more personal note, he loves enjoying nature and music.