Hometown: East Lyme, CT
As a freshman, I didn't think that I would have many opportunities at participating in real lab research. So I was very excited to learn about the iGEM project both because of its cross-disciplinary involvement and because it offered me a chance to get involved in a real scientific research project. The birth of the iGEM team is just one example of how Brown offers its students the resources necessary for them to shape their own education.
I helped to divide our new idea of the bacterial freeze tag into four smaller projects. Jamie Lemon and I began working on the project called the freeze machine. We successfully transformed all of the parts required for this project. We also began miniprepping our parts, but were unable to finish due to a shortage of miniprep columns. We will finish the minipreps next week and then proceed onto digestion and ligations.
Wednesday: Performed transformations for Freeze machine parts. Made Amp. plates.