Sarah El Mouatassim Bih
- Research Technician, Kevin White Laboratory
Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery
900 East 57th Street
Chicago, IL. 60637
Phone: (773) 834-0074
I am a research technician for the modENCODE project in the White Lab. My job consists partially of fly husbandry and maintenance, including expanding and crossing lines, as well as screening for transformant flies (flies in which a given BAC construct has been successfully integrated into their genome). When I find transformants, I extract their DNA and use it to run polymerase chain reactions (PCRs), which serve to verify that the flies contain the correct constructs and tags. I also check the expression patterns of tagged proteins in these transformant lines by staining the embryos.