Anthony Thorsell, student in the Cochrane-Fountain City School District and son of Saint Mary’s staff member Lisa Thorsell and former staff member Patrick Thorsell, received an ASBMB Science Fair award for his project, Collection and Amplification of DNA on Various Surfaces. Thorsell’s project addressed the issue of obtaining quality DNA samples depending on the surfaces on which they were found. His research tested the amount of DNA that could be extracted from different surface types using polymerase chain reaction.

The ASBMB Science Fair award is presented to a middle school or high school student participating in a local science fair who demonstrates outstanding achievement in biochemistry and molecular biology research. The award carries a $50 prize and a certificate. Thorsell’s award was sponsored by the Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota ASBMB Student Chapter.

Story and photo retrieved from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).