Bacterial Transformation with a NGSS Twist

On October 28th, 2017 teachers from the Bay Area joined us at our Bacterial Transformation workshop. After observing phenomena of natural and induced bacterial transformations, teachers incorporated a green fluorescent protein (GFP) from the bioluminescent jellyfish Aequorea Victoria into a plasmid along with a gene for resistance to the antibiotic ampicillin. Teachers were excited to learn how to make white bacteria turn green!

Kitty MeiBacterial Transformation with a NGSS Twist