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Meet the Scientists in the lab

My name is Matt Browne and I have been working in the JKW lab this summer. I am a rising junior at James I. O’Neill High School in Highland Falls and I live right here in wonderful West Point. Along with my laboratory compadres, I have been studying the effects that weapons contaminants have on the gene expression of several organisms, namely E. Coli and B. subtilis. My work in the lab includes bacterial culturing procedures, RNA and DNA extraction techniques, gel electrophoresis, reverse transcription to create cDNA from RNA, PCR and quantitative PCR, and world-champion level pipette skills. My favorite aspect of working in the lab is being able to come into an environment where I am always provided the opportunity to solve problems and really work out my critical thinking skills.

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