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June 2011

Lab Work

Friday, June 10, 2011

Hey everyone! Summer is really messing with my blogging skills! In the time since my last post though, I started my summer research job. I’m working with a graduate student in a lab in the biochemistry department, performing experiments on human T-cells. Basically, we have a segment of DNA (called a promoter) that controls the transcription of a certain immune protein. Our project focuses on trying to find out what the necessary factors are that result in the highest levels of transcription (production) of this protein.

Mike
Biochemistry, Atmospheric/Oceanic Studies (ATOC) minor • Austin, Texas