Spring Allergies and the Antibody-Antigen Connection

Welcome to the early days of spring! After a long winter, we’re ready for brightly colored blooms and buds, less clothing layers, and more daylight. Several of us are also preparing for the inevitable start of spring season allergies. Allergies…

Going Viral with COVID-19: Using Current Events in the Biotechnology Classroom

A comprehensive set of resources to help you talk to your students about the ongoing pandemic. Over the past few weeks, you’ve probably been inundated with news regarding the current viral pandemic affecting over 100 countries worldwide.  It’s a little…

Biotechnology Basics: SDS Polyacrylamide-Gel Electrophoresis

What is SDS-PAGE? SDS polyacrylamide-gel electrophoresis, or SDS-PAGE, is a technique that is used to separate proteins according to their molecular weight.  What do I need to separate proteins?  In addition to your protein sample, you will need:  Sodium Dodecyl…