This semester Run Jin was a TA for Dr. John Wagner’s investigative biology class where open-ended, interesting biological problems are explored using modern lab techniques. Topics may include protein structure/function studies; genetic screens, genomics and gene expression studies; proteomics and protein purification techniques; and molecular cloning and DNA manipulation. Dr. Doris Wagner is a collaborator for the topic of this semester’s class which used Y2H NGS to identify interactors of a transcriptional adaptor protein. Sammy Klasfeld volunteered her computational skills to help students with gene expression data analysis. The course emphasizes developing scientific communication and independent research skills. Course topics reflect the interests of the Wagner lab.