Derrick Johnson ’97 and Stephanie
Levi '98 using the new CellScan system,
with Prof. David Marcey
D. Nickerson '00 and other intro
lab students, with assistance of D. Marcey
Dividing cells in
fruit fly tissue culture.
(Left) The condensed
up only in
mitotic dividing cell.
(Right) The condensed
chromosomes are pulling apart
to form two
The Cellscan Fluorescence microscope enables introductory students in molecular
biology lab to observe cellular structures in unprecedented detail.
Advanced courses can observe complex cellular structures in three dimensions,
using digital processing. See fruit
fly egg chamber.
Judy Phillips '99, using the
networked workstation in introductory Biology
The workstations in lab enable students
to analyze directly their DNA data from genes cloned in the lab, using
on-line databases and programs such as WebCutter.
Back to HHMI
Networked Workstations for
Intro Lab. The introductory molecular biology
lab now has computers to process data, right there with the experiments.