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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Faces of SRAP: John Lopez
The Summer Research Apprentice Program has officially come to a close, but we will still be featuring a few SRAP participants on our blog! Stay tuned!
“We’re working on finding a good diagnostic kit for a
disease that is in the greater Yellowstone area," John says.
Dr. Schumaker adds, “John will be evaluating different
extraction kits for DNA, trying to detect the organism in tissues of infected
John’s favorite part of his project, he says, is working in
“I like that it involves a lot of hands-on work in the lab.
I like learning all of this new information.”
Dr. Schumaker is glad that John got experience conducting
research at the University of Wyoming.
“I hope he gets a real sense for what we do in research, in
the biological sciences,” Dr. Schumaker says. “He can use that as a way to
jumpstart his career, whatever that might be.”
SRAP is a six-week, intensive research program
for high school students. It is based at the University of Wyoming and is
sponsored by Wyoming EPSCoR. To learn more about the program, click here, or
search “SRAP” in the archives. By Robin Rasmussen Photo by Robert Waggener