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Watchung Hills Regional High School


Waksman Molecular Biology

Brief description of the club: The Waksman Student Scholars Program (WSSP) provides opportunities for high school students to conduct an authentic research project in molecular biology and bioinformatics and publish their findings. This is a year-long program that begins each year with a summer institute at Rutgers. It continues back WHRHS during the academic year, when more students can become involved in the research project. In the course of these studies, students, teachers, and research scientists work together on a genuine research problem. By actually doing science, students gain an understanding of how science operates and are encouraged to continue their education and careers in a science discipline.

Advisor: Anne-Marie Johnson

Officer: Ariha Mehta

Advisor contact information:

Meeting location: Room 47

Meeting time: Monday after school

Google Classroom Code: hvrrt1n

Requirements for members: Members must attend weekly meetings in order to perform experiments in laboratory. All students are welcome to participate in bioinformatics component of the club but they must complete the analysis of three practice DNA sequences before obtaining a novel sequence.