"This summer, I am working in a lab at the Georgetown University Medical Center. Under the instruction of Professor Robert Donahue, I am completing experiments for a lab course that is part of the curriculum for a Master’s in Biotechnology. I began by learning a variety of basic lab techniques, and as the weeks progressed I am now focusing on more advanced lab work such as cloning a gene and purifying plasmid DNA. I look forward to my work each day, as there is always something new to discover. I have gained invaluable experience from my science professors at Villanova. In the past three years I have taken a number of lab courses which have given me confidence in a lab setting. In my Microbiology course I completed experiments similar to some I have worked on at Georgetown. It was exciting to perform these experiments again as this time I was able to focus on refining my skills and understanding the experiment rather than just following a protocol."
Marta Biase '17 CLAS, Biology Major
Research Intern, Georgetown University Medical Center