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Genetic Engineer’s Apprentice

Saturday, May 30, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am

There are good bacteria and bad bacteria, and at the Harlem DNA lab, there are also glow-in-the-dark bacteria. Apprentices joined biologist Melissa Lee who taught them how to take DNA from jellyfish and insert it into bacteria to create luminous microorganisms. They also toured the lab and learned about incubators, centrifuges, and DNA thermal cyclers, which help duplicate DNA.

This event is supported by the Bezos Family Foundation. 


Melissa LeeEducator, Biologist

Melissa Lee is an educator and researcher. She received a B.A. in biology from Johns Hopkins University, with her primary research focusing on Down syndrome. After college, Lee worked at New York University, studying mouse brain development.

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