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Berenice E

- Research Program Mentor

MS Master of Science candidate


Medical Device Design, Assistive Technology Design, Low-cost Technology, Biomechanics, Synthetic Biology

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Transforming the Un-transformables

Electro-transformation is the process of introducing DNA into a bacterial cell by applying an electric field. This enables scientists to make recombinant strains, study gene function and build bacterial libraries. However, the majority of known microbes are un-transformable even with current electro-transformation technology. Here we will explore the electro-transformation parameters neccessary for successful transformation of Pseudomonas mendocina, a Gram-negative bacterium with potential for use in bioremediation. You will learn about the scientific process, how to design an experiment, and how to communicate your results in a formal presentation.

Coding skills

Python, Matlab, Java

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