Class & Club Spotlight - Part 2 - High School
DNA and PCR Students in Morgan G.'s Advanced Research in Molecular Biology class are wrapping up the experimentation portion of their research with gel electrophoresis. This lab allows students to visualize DNA that was amplified in their PCR (polymerase chain reaction) and to determine whether their arthropods are infected with Wolbachia. Wolbachia are bacteria that alter the reproductive cycles of the arthropods that they infect. Next, students will send DNA samples to Penn State University for sequencing.
Experience the Exchange Walk along the balcony above the Atrium and learn about the Columbian Exchange, thanks to 10th graders in Curtis' Modern World History class. "The largest part of a more general process of biological globalization," the Columbian Exchange describes the transfer of people, animals, plants, and diseases between the Americas and Afro-Eurasia in the late 15th and 16th century.