ProffessorDeyang Qu • Mission Statement: Fundamental Electrochemical Research seeking new material, understanding reaction mechanism in the areas of renewable energy, sensor and water treatments. • Applied Development Bridging academic research with industrial product innovation to develop new generation of products or improve current products. • Current Research: Focuses on making stronger and more efficient batteries using metal air, fuel cells, supercapacitors, hydrogen storage materials, and alkaline batteries.
S.N.Ps • S.N.P stands for Single Nucleotide Polymorphism • For convenience, SNPs are called snips • SNP refers to a change in a single nucleotide in a gene sequence from the original or initial • Example: If the original sequence was A-T-C-G and your sequence is A-T-T-G then your gene sequence contains a SNP. The SNP is the second T , where C should be.
TAS2R38 • Stands for Taste Receptor, type 2, member 38 • TAS2R38 codes for tasting bitter PTC • TAS2R38 has 3 SNPs but in our experiment we focused on the SNP GGCC to identify genotype • TAS2R38 is normally GGGC • People with a SNP can taste PTC, people w/o can not
HaeIII • HaeIII is a restriction enzyme that cuts at restriction site GGCC • This is important because that site is the same as the TAS2R38 SNP • Whether the gene was cut or digested by HaeIII, would determine the whether a gene had an SNP or not • Tested with gel electrophoresis • The presence of SNP would determine genotype and so phenotype