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== Bio ==
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#REDIRECT [[Kathleen McGinness]]
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*Postdoc in the [http://web.mit.edu/biology/sauerlab/ Sauer Lab] at [http://web.mit.edu/ MIT]
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*Ph.D. in Chemistry, [http://www.scripps.edu/e_index.html The Scripps Research Institute], 2001 (with [http://www.scripps.edu/mb/joyce/joycelab.html Gerald Joyce])
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*B.S. in Chemistry, [http://www.umd.edu University of Maryland College Park], 1996
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*B.S. in Psychology, University of Maryland College Park, 1996
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== Science stuff I know something about... ==
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*''in vitro'' RNA techniques
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*''in vitro'' selection and evolution of nucleic acids
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*generation of nucleic acid and protein libraries
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*nucleic acid-protein interactions
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*fishing experiments to look for things that interact with your RNA/DNA/protein of interest
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*PCR (even colony PCR, although it is '''not''' a separate skill)
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*bacterial protein expression/purification
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*''in vivo'' assays with ''E. coli'' i.e. analyzing effects on proteins/RNA
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*molecular cloning
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*Western/Northern/Southern blot analysis
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*oligonucleotide synthesis
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*RNA/DNA sequencing
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*structural probing of RNA/DNA
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*gels, all kinds of gels: agarose, native acrylamide,  denaturing acrylamide, SDS-acrylamide, two-dimensional
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*enzyme kinetics
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*radiolabeling nucleic acids and proteins
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*tmRNA (or SsrA/10Sa RNA for you purists)
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*translation
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*energy-dependent proteolysis in bacteria
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*The RNA World
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*T7 RNA polymerase promoter preferences ''in vitro''
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*molecular biology in a world without kits
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=="Personal"==
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*My new favorite website detailing an alternative theory to evolution ([http://www.venganza.org/ WWFSMD?]).
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*Lab-related pet peeves (partial list...)
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**beeping timers
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**people from other labs that come in asking for something and don't introduce themselves first (is it so hard to say,"Hi, I'm <insert name here> from the <insert PI name here> lab"??)
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