Antonia Palu

Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Major


As an aspiring scientist who wants to make an impact on the lives of those battling debilitating diseases, my current goals are to become exceptionally proficient in molecular biology principles and biotechnological techniques as a means to become an active catalyst in drug-development research. Currently, I am a junior at the University of California, Santa Cruz majoring in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology with a proposed graduation of Winter 2020. After receiving my undergraduate degree, I hope to continue my academic journey by pursuing a graduate/PhD program in molecular biology.

Laboratory Skills

  1. DNA Cloning Techniques: Gibson Assembly, In-Fusion Cloning, Golden Gate Cloning, and Chemical Bacterial Transformations
  2. Primer Designing, Vector Domestication, and Site-Directed Mutagenesis
  3. PCR Techniques: Standard PCR, Overlap-Extension PCR, High-Fidelity PCR, RT-PCR
  4. Plasmid Purification/ Extraction: Plasmid Minipreps & Maxipreps, Gel Purification
  5. Quantitative Analysis of of Samples via Restriction Digest & Gel Electrophoresis
  6. Tissue Culture with HEK293 cells
  7. In-vivo Splicing Assay; Transfection of DNA into Tissue Cultures
  8. RNA Extraction & Purification
  9. cDNA Synthesis
  10. Computational Skills: UCSC genome Browser, Serial Cloner, SnapGene

Applicable Courses

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