Molecular biology

Molecular biology involves working with DNA, RNA, cells, and / or proteins.  Molecular biologists may clone genes, sequence DNA, purify proteins, product antibodies, and perform related tasks.

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Genomics technicians use a range of technologies related to determining and comparing DNA and RNA sequences.  They isolate RNA and DNA from samples.  They construct libraries, perform quality control, carry out titrations, and work with a variety of microarray, PCR, and DNA sequencing ... Read more

Glass Washers are responsible for washing and drying glassware and distributing it to the appropriate locations within laboratories.

Researchers rely heavily on the sterile laboratory glassware in their experiments. A glass washer must handle and clean glassware properly to ... Read more

These positions are also known by other names such as laboratory support worker, clean room technician, cleaning technician, glasswasher, laboratory helper, laboratory aide, and equipment preparation technician. Generally only a high school diploma is required but an individual ... Read more

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Lena Bengtsson graduated from the Biotechnology program at City College of San Francisco where she received  certificates in Bio-manufacturing, Biotechnology, Biotechnology Lab Assistant, Stem Cell Technology, Completed a CIRM funded Stem Cell Trainee program and received an Associates Degree in Biotechnology.  She currently works for the University of California, San Francisco as a Staff Research Assistant.Read more

Ashrita​ Simhadri has been working as an intern at Genotox Laboratories.  We asked Ashrita some questions about her work and her training.  Read more

Cagney Coomer has been working as a sequencing technician at the University of Kentucky Advanced Genetic Technologies Center (AGTC).  We asked Cagney about her work and her training.  Read more

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Mike Burdick, the Reagent Formulation Manager at Idaho Technology, tells us about his work managing a team of people manufacturing products and PCR reagents.

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Learn about pathways to a career in the lab.  We visit Research Methods in Molecular Biology to learn what molecular biology in a company may involve and the skills that are used.  

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Learn how PCR has been used to solve crimes.

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