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Molecular Analysis Research at Community College of Philadelphia

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Technical Report,01 Apr 2014,31 Mar 2015

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Community College of Philadelphia Philadelphia United States

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AXIMA Assurance mass spectrometer, Leica DMI-8 fluorescent microscope and BioRad V3 Western Workflow were purchased, installed and appropriate faculty and staff trained. Efforts were made to expand curricular offerings at CCP and provide opportunities for faculty and undergraduate student training and research including training sessions to make faculty aware of the care and use of the new equipment as well as the opportunities to incorporate the use of the V3 Western Workflow in their courses or research projects. The equipment was used in BIOL 241 Microbiology and will be used in BIOL 281 Biochemistry. New Research opportunities have also been generated due to the availability of this research tool. Dr. Salerno entered into a collaborative research effort with The Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology, Temple University School of Medicine. He also recruited, trained and continues to perform a research project on innate immunity with a cohort of students titled Themed inter-disciplinary training research experience a pilot project to create co-curricular project-based learning opportunity for improving technical competence in STEM students at CCP. Students are training in techniques while concurrently engaging in a research project on the role of GADD45 in inflammation and septic shock using this equipment.

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