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My summer internship experience as a student researcher in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

My main responsibilities were to perform genotyping of mice involving DNA isolation from tail digestions, PCR, DNA gel electrophoresis, and organizing and interpreting results. I also observed my boss as he performed ELISA assays and intravital laser injury thrombosis on mice. Additionally, I learned basic tissue culture skills including sterile technique and counting and splitting cells and shadowed cardiovascular outpatient clinics and emergency inpatient consults.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a teaching hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and is located in the Longwood Medical Area in Boston, MA.


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