Plant and Microbial Biology
Advisor: Professor Bob Buchanan
I learned to extract the different classes of proteins from seeds and perform one and two-dimensional electrophoresis. In my molecular toxicology class, I was taught about toxicoproteomics where two-dimensional electrophoresis was applied. The concept that I learned in class and the practical experience in the lab complemented each other and helped me to better understand the utility of running the 2-D gel. I acquired critical thinking skills and learned to be patient. Research does not simply involve performing the experiments; instead, the most important part in research is being able to interpret the results critically. Being patient is very important when doing research, too.