Anique Olivier-Mason, PhD


Howard Hughes Medical Institute Technical Instructor, Chemistry Department, MIT

Department of Chemistry, NE48-308
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone Number:  (617) 253-1891
Fax Number:      (617) 258-7847
E-mail: aniqueom[at]mit[dot]edu




B.A. Chemistry, Oberlin College; PhD. Molecular and Cellular Biology, Brandeis University

Anique Olivier-Mason is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute technical instructor at MIT. Through Cathy Drennan’s HHMI Education Laboratory, she and Beth Taylor work on initiatives for “Improving Chemistry Teaching and Mentoring Nationwide.”

Anique is a laboratory-trained biologist, having completed her doctoral research in Molecular and Cellular Biology in the laboratory of Piali Sengupta at Brandeis University. Prior to Brandeis, Anique had the unique experience of working as a criminalist for the New York City Forensic Biology Laboratory at the OCME, where she examined evidence and did DNA typing from crime-scene samples.

In the Drennan Education Group, Anique will be involved in graduate student TA training at MIT and Brandeis and the development of high school teaching materials for two successful initiatives. Both initiatives take minimal class time and are designed to supplement fundamental chemistry and biology concepts: 1) a series of short videos featuring scientists from all academic levels discussing how they use basic chemical principles in their research with a focus on practical application are 2) a series of biology and medicine related examples for general chemistry lecture. Please contact Anique if you are interested in using either the videos or examples in your classroom. Questions about forensic lab-work are welcome as well.