HS Science Research student produces tRNA and prepares for a science career
Mary Hamilla, who is enrolled in the BH-BL’s Science Research in High School program, has spent much of this year interning in a state-of-the-art laboratory and working among some of the world’s leading RNA scientist at University of Albany’s RNA Institute. During her time there she used small pieces of genetic material called plasmids to allow production of large quantities of the tRNA genes in bacteria. After isolating the gene, she used a variety of biochemical techniques to produce, as well as to quantitate and assess, the purity of the tRNA. Read about her research.