Monday, June 1, 2015

Student Spotlight: Larry Yin - Biochemistry

Larry Yin is junior who was able to study Biochemistry and mentor under Dr. Kelli Palmer at the University of Texas at Dallas. Over the course of 2014-15 school year. He learned about HIV/AIDS, antisense treatment, and various other subjects. With Dr. Palmer, he learned about plasmids, E. faecalis bacteria, and how to analyze genomic databases like GenBank, which is the largest database of its kind in the world and has over 170 million unique genomic sequences. Using these new skills, Larry was able to take different strains of E. faecalis and figure out which strains had which plasmids.