Former Undergraduate Research Assistant at Arizona State University
over 2 years ago
I worked in a microbial ecology lab, so the type of work I performed there will be different compared to other research labs. For me, a daily day will consist of checking on my bacteria to see if they grew and if so, isolate the colony onto another type of medium. Depending on how many isolates I was working with (20-25), this would take me about an hour or so. Once that was completed, I would make more media or autoclave equipment. Then I would either conduct literature reviews about the project I was assigned or perform biochemical tests or DNA assays.