St. Joe GENO research lab
posted by: acarr
This week, Francis Raycroft and I met with the St. Joe High School research students to discuss this month’s project. The two students (AnnMarie and Paige) will be going through the GENO lab and learning basic molecular biology techniques. On this past Wednesday, we did an overview of the entire lab (PCR, ligation, transformation and selection). On Monday, we will begin with the PCR lab. What makes this experience different from previous GENO labs is that we will be able to do extra molecular techniques that we cannot do in the high school (i.e., because of time)…for example, we may do some gel electrophoresis. And, if certain steps do not work in the lab, we will be able to go back through them and optimize the protocol several times. The two goals from this month is to teach the students molecular biology, and to really optimize the GENO lab methods. And of course, this may also be part of October’s goals.