On Dec. 9, biochemistry students shared findings from their advanced research projects with faculty, fellow students and parents. Students conducted the projects in the Nobles labs with support from science faculty Jen Craft.
"This advanced course provides students with an opportunity to simulate life in a biochemistry research lab," Craft said. "Students design and execute projects of their own choosing. This year's topics ranged from fish proteomics to glowing bacterial colonies to neural conduction velocities in earthworms."
Students used posters as visual aids while explaining the methods and results of their experiments, all of which have real-world applications in the science and medical fields. Two examples among the group: Identifying yogurt-synthesizing bacteria, which could be useful in finding a remedy for food poisoning, and creating florescent E. coli strains, which can help scientists to locate cancerous tumors in mice.