Summer Internships 2015

Sun-soaked postcards from Bryn Mawr students

A Postcard From: Kristian Sumner ’17


img_20150714_160736865_hdrName: Kristian Sumner

Class Year: 2017

Research Placement: I’m completing my research at Bryn Mawr College in Dr. Tamara Davis’s lab. This summer I was analyzing the methylation pattern in sperm and 6.5 day embryo tissue in mice. By sequencing the DNA I was able to analyze the multiple sites of methylation and understand the differentially methylated region in each of these tissues.

What’s happening! We’d love to hear about how your internship is going.

My internship is going very well. I’ve been sequencing the DNA I’ve been amplifying from the mouse genome. I’m looking at a region in particular of the Rasgrf1 gene and analyzing the methylation patterns present.

How I heard about my internship:

I’ve been working in my advisor’s lab during the school year in addition to this summer internship. She was my professor for intro biology and I really enjoyed working with her during the school year.

Why I applied for my internship:

I really admire my advisor. She is amazing and I really wanted chance to understand molecular biology and genetics from her as well as contribute to her research on genomic imprinting.

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