School: Newark Valley High School
Faculty Advisor: Thomas Brutnell
Jessica is currently a student at Newark Valley High School. In the Brutnell lab, she worked with technician Kevin Ahern (who, incidentally, went to high school with Jessica’s parents!) on the Ac project, cloning specific lines of maize and scoring for new phenotypes. Jessica learned many new techniques for this project, including DNA extractions, restriction digests, and doing gel electrophoresis.