As Athens State is committed to student success, it thrills us to congratulate Taylor Jordan on her completion of the HudsonAlpha BioTrain Internship program this summer. During her time at HudsonAlpha, Taylor worked as a Genomics Lab Assistant in Dr. Richard Meyers’ lab with Dr. Emily Ross on a complementary method to Chip-seq using the CUT&RUN method.
After two months of hands-on research, the internship program concluded with a BioTrain Symposium where Taylor presented her poster presentation titled “Observing isolated transcription factor CTCF and associated DNA sequence regions using CUT&RUN” to HudsonAlpha faculty and staff, the families of summer interns, and the public. The BioTrain Symposium attendees were given an overview of Taylor’s research and followed up with questions and further discussion on her internship and research experience.
As a student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Forensics and Investigations, Taylor is proud to have been offered this opportunity to connect her classwork with a field-related job in which she hopes to seek after graduation. Taylor speaks fondly of her internship, saying, “It opened my eyes to brilliant things occurring in the research science industry by working on present-day problems and implementing solutions to better civilization.”
Our student body represents Athens State University across numerous career fields throughout Alabama. Athens State is proud to witness the opportunities they are being offered and their volition in pursuing success.
Congratulations, Taylor on such an impressive achievement.
If you are interested in the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology BioTrain Internship program, click here.