- Research Program Mentor
MS Master of Science candidate
Medical Device Design, Assistive Technology Design, Low-cost Technology, Biomechanics, Synthetic Biology
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.