The First Week!

The first week of my internship is complete! I honestly didn’t know what to expect going into this summer, but in the past week I have come to learn to expect the unexpected.

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Axons Week 1: Fungus is Among Us

Happy June everyone!

Last week, we started by growing up some HEK293 cells. They’re a cell line we’re using because they’re really good at growing proteins. We want to eventually use these cells to package a virus (don’t worry, the virus is replication incompetent). We will then use the virus to “edit” the genome of neurons to get rid of the SARM protein (see my first post for the abstract if you’re totally lost right now, or even email me!).

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