Liaison(s): Sean Gallagher
Two-dimensional gel electrophoresis is an efficient way of analyzing complex mixtures of proteins. Available instruments that automate this process are extremely expensive. The joint Keck Graduate Institute Team Masters Project and Harvey Mudd College Clinic team is working with UVP, a company that designs and manufactures bioimaging systems, light sources, and laboratory products for life science research, to develop an automated instrument that is more affordable for academic labs. The team is researching the current technology, determining the desired features of such instruments, and investigating areas for innovation. They are also developing a prototype system and evaluating potential competitors.