Since January of 2007, I have provided research opportunities for over 23 different high school students. Students work alongside graduate students in performing research. Without exception, students must be in the Governor’s School or ASSIP program to perform research in the Couch lab. Research projects depend on availability and lab needs. Depending on the project, students will gain hands on experience in areas of protein chemistry (expression, purification, characterization), molecular biology (PCR, qPCR, DNA/RNA isolation, electrophoresis, cloning, etc), metabolomics, and the use of modern/state-of-the-art equipment. Contact Dr. Robin Couch to discuss current opportunities.
High School Research in the Couch Lab