Forensic DNA workshop at San Juan High School, Citrus Heights, CA

We’re excited to have had the opportunity to teach an awesome group of senior high school students about forensic DNA, restriction enzymes, pipetting techniques, PCR and gel electrophoresis. We previously conducted a workshop at this school and the teachers/students enjoyed it so much they contacted us to visit them again! Yay!!! This time ~14 students participated in the activity which consisted of identifying the DNA of a suspected murderer. In addition, we had a Q/A panel discussion about graduate school and what our fields (genetics and neuroscience) are. Graduate student Colin coordinated this activity.