If you’ve always wanted to know how to extract DNA from a termite, harvest stem cells from the cerebral cortex of a mouse or coax a Jacky dragon to take cues from moving dots, have we got a Web site for you. Dr. Aaron Kolski-Andreaco (pictured), a UC Irvine graduate, and Spencer Currle, a graduate student in the department of developmental and cell biology, teamed up with researchers from Harvard and launched the Journal of Visualized Experiments, a Web site that shares highly technical scientific methodology on video. Wired magazine in its June 26 edition called JoVE the “YouTube for test tubes.” Kolski-Andreaco, scientific editor for the site, and Currle came up with the idea and refined it last year in the Paul Merage Business School’s business plan competition. A fortuitous meeting with Moshe Pritsker of Harvard Medical School and Nikita Bernstein, Web designer, who had similar ideas resulted in the JoVE partnership.
UCI and Harvard researchers team up to produce innovative Web site
If you've always wanted to know how to extract DNA from a termite, harvest stem cells from the cerebral cortex…
July 20, 2007