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Gardenia Pimentel

Sr. Associate, Lab Operations

Gardenia Pimentel is the Senior Lab Operations Associate at the Blavatnik Harvard Life Lab Longwood. She works with the Lab Operations manager to onboard new teams and scientists, setting them up for success in their new (lab) home. Gardenia is also the main point of contact for training and equipment support for resident scientists. She has previous lab experience after a brief stint in Biochemistry, as has now been in the role for over a year. Gardenia is also currently pursuing a premedical postbacc at Northeastern in preparation for medical school. Outside of work, Gardenia enjoys sports, reading, beauty, traveling with loved ones, and trying every food imaginable.

Gardenia earned her Bachelor’s in Sociology from Bowdoin College.

Favorite Science Experiment: My favorite science project was in undergrad Developmental Biology, where I saw every stage of embryotic development of a chicken by cutting off the top of the egg and incubating it. It’s wild to watch the complicated processes of life happen right before your eyes.