Tabia has placed her tissue samples in a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) machine (aka a thermal cycler), which allows her to find and amplify what markers are present in the DNA sample.
Tabia is genotyping at the bench (the process of determining which genetic variants are present in an animal, in this case, a mouse). The vials contain brain tissue of mouse specimens and she is releasing via pipette the dna out of the tissue.
Meghin and Tabia discuss a set of lab test results.
Tabia Santos. BA. Barnard College. Current: MD candidate at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Zoe Donaldson. AA Simon’s Rock College, BS UCLA, PhD Emory University, Post doc Columbia University. Current: assistant professor of neuroscience, University of Colorado, Boulder
Zoe is at the hood station, a protected station that pulls toxic gas compounds away from the user as they work.
Meghin and Vanessa watch Zoe as she harvests brain tissue from a mouse specimen inside the hood.
Zoe supervising Vanessa’s dissection of a specimen.
Meghin Rooney. BA. Barnard College. Current: Assistant to Anne Heller, at Power of Two NYC.
Meghin removing the brains of a mouse specimen.
Meghin showing the full brain that she just removed from the cranium.
Zoe and Meghin at their workstations in the corner of the lab.
Vanessa Gutzeit. BS Emory University. Current: Ph.D. Candidate, Weill Cornell Neuroscience Program
Vanessa harvests brain tissue from the specimen.
Vanessa is about to label the tubes of the tissue samples with a marker, Zoe looks on holding a bottle of cleaning fluid to prepare for cleaning lab tools.
Vanessa and Meghin cleaning tools after tissue harvesting.