Richard Burdock, Electrophoresis for DNA Analysis

2016 Mini Grant Recipient

Students will review cell structure and function, DNA and RNA structure, protein synthesis, basic understanding of genetics and inheritance, and principles of electrophoresis for detecting DNA fragments to learn how the p53 gene can influence whether a person gets cancer.  Students will sort fragments of DNA using horizontal gel electrophoresis apparatus, D.C. power supply, automatic micropipettes with tips, balance, hot plate, flasks, beakers and safety goggles.