Sarah Wojiski, Ph.D.

Director of STEM and Undergraduate EducationThe Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Sarah Wojiski, Ph.D., is Associate Director of Education at the Jackson Laboratory in Farmington, CT.  Following a Ph.D. in genetics from Harvard University, she completed a teaching and curriculum fellowship at Harvard Medical School, working on graduate and medical genetics curriculum reform.  Sarah was a biology faculty member at MCPHS University (formerly Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences) and Southern Connecticut State University, where she taught introductory biology, molecular and cellular biology and genetics. Her scholarship interests lie in curriculum development and innovative teaching and learning practices.  She has taught at the undergraduate, graduate, medical, and high school level, and believes in providing engaging and enriching learning opportunities for all.  She joined The Jackson Laboratory in 2017, focusing on enhancing and expanding educational programming for high school and undergraduate student populations.

Sessions
Jun 25 9:00 AM Laboratory Skills Refresher and Genomics Laboratory Procedures
Jun 25 1:00 PM Genomics laboratory procedures DNA extraction, long method
Jun 25 4:30 PM Genomics laboratory procedures Polymerase chain reaction (ACE - Introductory biology)
Jun 26 9:00 AM Genomics laboratory procedures

Gel electrophoresis (ACE - Introductory biology)

PCR (OXTR or CYP2C19 - Honors / AP biology)

Jun 26 1:00 PM Genomics laboratory procedures Restriction digestion and gel electrophoresis (OXTR or CYP2C19 - Honors/AP biology)
Jun 26 3:30 PM Genomics laboratory procedures

Gel electrophoresis (OXTR or CYP2C19 - Honors/AP biology)

Jun 27 8:00 AM Genomics laboratory procedures PCR (ACTN3 or CYP2C19 – Advanced Laboratories)
Jun 27 11:00 AM Genomics Laboratory Procedures Gel Electrophoresis and PCR clean-up for sequencing (ACTN3 and CYP2C19 – Advanced Laboratories)
Jun 27 2:00 PM Genomics Laboratory Procedures PCR clean-up