Today we hosted grade 12 biology students from Elmwood School. Myriam and Erin taught the students how to genotype mice using PCR and gel electrophoresis, and we visualized mouse islets using immunofluorescence staining. Myron Smith gave us a tour of the greenhouses and research garden. #protip: hot peppers are a great way to deter groundhogs in your garden!
The last few weeks have been super busy in the lab but so much fun. Every single person in the lab, including current students, former students, and even a prospective student, pitched in to help isolate islets. We had Stella Luna gelato as a thank everyone. We will be back!