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Optogenetics uses light sensitive proteins to modify expression and behavior of cells by exposing the cells to light within a specific wavelength. Using this technique, students will create photographs with [...]

Bacterial Art

Students will use genetically engineered bacteria producing fluorescent pigments to create art on agar plates. Painting with bacteria requires the strict use of aseptic techniques, understanding of bacterial growth rates [...]


CRISPR has quickly become one the most important and widely used tools in genetic engineering, thanks in large part to its ease of use and low cost. In this module, [...]


Blotting techniques are among the most commonly used tests in molecular biology. In this module, students will learn about Western blotting using Quick Blot Kits. Learning Objectives Students will learn [...]

Recombinant DNA Technologies

Students will be introduced to genetic engineering using the isolation, purification, and amplification of specific DNA fragments. Molecular cloning will be performed with the Gibson Assembly Method. Green-fluorescent protein (gfp) [...]

Build a Microscope

Digital microscopy may seem like something that only happens in university labs, but students can build their own shadowscope using common items and a webcam. In this module, students will [...]

Wolbachia Rodeo

Wolbachia is an endosymbiotic bacterium that is necessary for the function of certain insects’ reproductive systems. In this module, students will collect samples and determine if Wolbachia is found in [...]

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