Jordan Kemme ’13

Major: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Hometown: Greeley, Colorado.


Becker Fellow in Neuroscience

University of Chicago | Chicago, Illinois

Week 7:
University of Chicago


August 6, 2012 | I missed my last blog post because I wanted to be able to share all of the results and conclusions I have been able to make after my experiment was complete. The past two weeks have been very exciting. We observed successful cellular death within our cultures which allowed us to carry out our experiment. […]

Week 5:
University of Chicago


July 20, 2012 | I don’t have a huge update this week since we have been struggling with the same problem for about two weeks now. We are not sure if the method we are using to selectively eliminate microglia from our slice cultures is effective. We use SYTOX media every other day to determine the relative amount of […]

Week 4:
University of Chicago


July 10, 2012 | After a month working in Dr. Richard Kraig’s lab I am finally starting to make some progress with my experiment. My current goal has been to show that the method we want to utilize only kills microglia cells while leaving the rest of the hippocampal slice culture in tact. In our most recent cytotoxicity experiment […]

Week 3:
University of Chicago


July 1, 2012 | I have completed roughly three weeks here at the University of Chicago working in Richard Kraig’s lab. My lab work has been progressing nicely and I am beginning to feel more comfortable with the protocol for my experiment. We are trying to prove that microglial cells are responsible for the physiological phenomenon known as cortical […]

Week 2:
University of Chicago


June 22, 2012 | It is now my 10th day working at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Arriving last Monday felt reminiscent of New Student Orientation at Cornell as I walked into Max Palevsky Resident Hall to be greeted by peppy RA’s, medical students that help us through the transition here. After I checked in I began the […]