Research and Laboratory Experience
In the Department of Chemistry at American University, I performed research on metalloproteins, reengineering myoglobin to see its potential as a novel drug delivery system to the organic layer.
Aside from my research experience, I also have much experience in laboratory work, gained through laboratory components of my undergraduate courses. An example of work completed in a laboratory course can be found on my Scientific Writing page.
Genetics: Giemsa Banding. Stained Drosophila virilis salivary glands to identify banding patterns.
Cell Biology: Mitochondria and Nuclei Identification. Stained and identified mitochondria and nuclei using Mito-Tracker and DAPI. Photo: Erica Bullwinkle
Cell Biology: Cultured cells
Cell Biology: GMO Testing with PCR and Electrophoresis. Absence of 35S promoter gene indicates that sample was not genetically modified. Photo: Erica Bullwinkle
Organic Chemistry: Thin-Layer Chromatography (TLC) to identify and separate compounds.