Biomedical Sciences and the Nanoworld Laboratory
Recipients of this badge engaged in a full-day intensive, hands-on laboratory experience in addition to a Biomedical Sciences and the Nanoworld Seminar. Participants synthesized and characterized gold nanoparticles, conjugated a chemotherapeutic drug to the nanoparticles, treated human breast cancer cells with the nanomedicine, performed microscopy of the treated cells, and extracted and analyzed protein from treated cells.
Complete NU BioRAFT safety training necessary for attending a research laboratory (Biosafety Awareness Training, Fundamentals of Laboratory Safety, Biosafety Part II, and Hazardous Waste Training); attend and engage in the in-person laboratory session
Synthesize a functional gold nanoparticle-based nanomedicine and characterize nanoparticle size and stability
Treat human breast cancer cells with nanomedicine, perform microscopy of treated cells, and determine cell viability
Extract protein from treated cells and perform western blotting and protein analysis of human cell extracts