I'm Amelia Emison and I'm a student at Princeton High School participating in their research program. I’m currently working with turtle virology which is relatively new to me but the genetics and PCR testing is something I've had plenty of experience with. I participated in the WSSP (Waksman Student Scholars Program) at Rutgers University. In this program, I was initiated to genetic study, in this case, the study of a duckweed gene coding for a protein involved in photosynthesis. The procedure included PCR, gene electrophoresis, gene sequencing and analysis.
I'm super excited to be working with turtles and with virology as both interest me greatly. My other interests include sustainable living, memory in Alzheimer's patients, pharmaceutical molecule design, and all aspects of genetics.