TechGirls learn about neutrophils and programming

March 19, 2019 by

Alison Criss joined Jeff Saucerman in BME at a TechGirls event for middle-school girls in Charlottesville-Albemarle, where they learned how to program using the platform Scratch (from MIT). The programming activity is to make a neutrophil move towards microbes and engulf them. Dr. Criss showed some microscopy videos of neutrophils and talked with them about innate immunity and neutrophils. The middle school students then toured the Saucerman lab, where they looked at a slide prepared by the Criss lab showing neutrophils and fluorescent Gc.