Wolbachia Lab

On November 1st, 2017, six teachers joined us for an informal Wolbachia training, which grew out of individual teacher’s need to get experience.  Wolbachia lab empowers educators to bring real-world scientific research into the classroom with inquiry, discovery and biotechnology. Teachers learned techniques to test for the presence of the bacterial endosymbiont Wolbachia in insects of various orders. Ralph Hammond subsequently did the lab in his Biology classes, reporting that 40% of samples tested positive for Wolbachia.  Good Job Westmoor Students!  Do you need training on a specific protocol?  Please contact us, and we can explore options together

 

Kitty MeiWolbachia Lab