Adrienne Tracy ’20, Asha Sidhu ’21, and Derek Hernández ’21 are coauthors in a recently published paper titled “CRISPR/Cas9 Ribonucleoprotein-Based Genome Editing Methodology in the Marine Protozoan Parasite Perkinsus marinus,” published in Synthetic Biology, a section of the journal Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology.

The students were team members in the lab run by one of the paper’s lead authors, José A. Fernández Robledo, a research faculty member at Colby and a senior research scientist at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. Bigelow Laboratory partners with Colby on providing opportunities for Colby students to collaborate with scientists at the lab through the Colby Semester at Bigelow program or as REU students.