Rebeca Castro



  • CO2 Incubator
  • BioRad Chemi/UV transluminator
  • Centrifuges, mini
  • Dental cleaning kit and toolsPCR machine used for RT reactions only
  • Dremel tool kit
  • Electronic/analytical balance
  • Hot plates, stirrers and shakers
  • Ophthalmology tools and devices (tonometer, slit lamp, cameras)minus 80 freezer
  • Spectrophotometer (not tested yet!)
  • Surgivet anesthesia machine
  • Western blot plates, mini-cells and Power Ease transfer voltmeter
  • Isotemp water bath unit

Training or Skills

  • DNA studies/extraction
  • Microsatellite typing, and homozygosity mapping
  • Perform DNA analyses using biochemical techniques, autoradiography and the PCV from blood and tissue samples
  • Protein analysis with Western blotting, immunoprecipitation and staining procedures
  • Gene analysis and therapy with novel vectors and protocols
  • Cell culture creation and maintenance
  • Create and edit high quality drawings and 2X2 slides
  • Maintain and modify protocols for the evaluation of drugs influencing intraocular pressure.
  • Collect, organize and analyze results and submit final data to faculty.
  • Conduct independent statistical analyses using available software.