During the PASH workshop, I was able to learn about the skin through many valuable lectures and labs, as well as gain experience working with research equipment. My favorite labs were when I swabbed my hand DNA on an agar plate, used PCR on a bacteria colony for amplification and genotyping, loaded agarose gels for viewing, and sequenced the bacteria by doing a BLAST search. The lectures were very informative and helped me to gain a keen understanding of the structure and diseases of the skin, as well as expand my overall knowledge in various specialties. 

–10th grade Latinx woman