Update from the Advanced Math/Science Research Program at Berkshire School
"Although we are a few weeks away from seeing spring flowers, we are looking forward to a terrific spring term at Berkshire School. As you will see, it has been a great year for AMSR students. Please enjoy the newsletter and definitely reach out if you have questions. " ~Dr. Burch
Charlie Millard ('18) was named a Regeneron STS Top Scholar!
Winter AMSR Team
The All-Girl, All-Star Winter AMSR team was successful in isolating expanded host-range mutants for the Microvirus, Alpha3. These mutants were selected with a new type of genetic analysis designed by Dr. Bentley Fane. The mutant viruses have been sent to Dr. Fane at the University of Arizona for further characterization.
So many plaques :)
Plaques are formed during virus infection. Each plaque is the result of a single infection and the number of plaques on a petri dish can be used to calculate a frequency of expanded host range. In this image, plaques from ten mutants are shown.
Photo credit: Aimi Sekiguchi ('20)
Winter AMSR Team gear
Swag for the budding young scientists :-)
SpaceX sparks the imagination with the Falcon Heavy Launch.....
AMSR Student success in the Early Application process...