DNA Science: Advanced Practicum
Age: Rising 9th graders and older
Dates: July 14-28, 2019
The DNA Science Advanced
Some prior experience with the tools and techniques of DNA science, such as electrophoresis, micropipetting, chromatography, centrifugation and sterile technique is required in advance. Completion of a previous summer of DNA Science, high school biology and/or high school chemistry a significant advantage.
DNA Science Program Director
Professor Simon Holdaway teaches graduate (Molecular & Cell Biology) and undergraduate (Biology 101) biology at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. He is a former neuroscience researcher with a passion for DNA education. For 22 years he taught the advanced biology electives at The Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, CT. He also created and subsequently mentored the Guided Research Program at Loomis. Simon loves being in the lab and playing with the cool toys that make up the modern research laboratory setting.