- Research Technician, Kevin White Laboratory
Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery
900 East 57th Street
Phone: (773) 834-0074
I am a research technician for the ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements (ENCODE) Project. The goal of the project is to identify all functional elements in the human genome through high-throughput sequencing. This project uses Bacterial Artificial Chromosomes (BAC) Recombineering to tag transcription factors with GFP in order to perform Chromatin Immunoprecipitation Sequencing (ChIP-Seq). Once the BAC is transfected into K562 cells, I maintain the stable cell lines. After I extract the chromatin from the cells, I sonicate the chromatin then perform ChIP. Finally, the purified DNA generated from ChIP is sequenced using next generation sequencing.