Kate Morling Summer Vacation Student
I am a Biochemistry student at the University of Bristol, due to start my third year in September. For 6 weeks over the summer I am undertaking a unique project, sponsored by the University of Bristol, relating to characterising the actin cytoskeleton in mouse oocytes during meiosis, in particular, the function of actin in chromosome organisation and segregation. Through this project I am gaining first hand research experience in both common and complex lab techniques ranging from dissection of mouse ovaries to microinjection and high resolution immunofluorescence and live microscopy. These new technical skills will prepare me for my master’s project in final year and future career. I also feel passionate about contributing to the understanding and potential prevention of birth disorders arising from aneuploidy and incorrect chromosome segregation.