Research Technician, Wilmington, NC - June 17, 2015
A typical day involved RNA extractions on blue crab tissues. I would perform the extractions independently, then run Nanodrop technology to perform quality analysis of the RNA extraction. I would then use these samples to perform a clean-up, and store them in a freezer until my team and I were ready to undergo gel electrophoresis and q-PCR. The work required an ability to work independently and in a group scenario on a near day-to-day basis. This work taught me many techniques for micropipetting, GMP standards, SOP's, and additional molecular biology techniques in bioassays such ELISA's.