Skills Assessment Form

Please respond to the following questionnaire.  Answer 'Yes' only if you are confident of your ability/skill.

safety *
Do you have a thorough understanding of lab safety procedures, e.g. when to wear a lab coat, safety glasses, and gloves?
general science 1 *
Do you understand positive and negative controls?
general science 2 *
Do you understand the differences between single and double blind studies?
general science 3 *
Have you written a scientific abstract for publication?
general science 4 *
Have you prepared a poster for a scientific conference?
chemistry 1 *
Have you prepared solutions of specific molarities?
chemistry 2 *
Have you adjusted the pH of a solution?
chemistry 3 *
Have you prepared a buffer solution?
pipeting 1 *
Have you used microliter pipeters?
pipeting 2 *
Have you used sterile serological pipets?
serial dilutions *
Do you know how to prepare a serial dilution?
microscopy 1 *
Do you know how to use a compound light microscope?
microscopy 2 *
Do you know how to use an inverted light microscope?
weighing *
Do you know when to use the 'tare' button on a digital scale?
centrifuge *
Do you know how to properly balance centrifuge tubes?
PCR *
Do you understand how to use a thermocycler?
gel electrophoresis *
Do you know how to prepare and interpret a DNA gel?
DNA isolation *
Have you isolated RNA, DNA, or protein from plant tissue and/or C. elegans?
autoclave *
Do you understand how to safely use an autoclave (steam sterilizer)?
glassware handling *
Do you know how to properly wash and rinse tissue culture glassware?
sterile technique *
Do you know the sterile procedures for using a laminar-flow hood?
animal tissue culture *
Do you have experience maintaining established animal cell lines?
plant tissue culture *
Do you have experience in growing plant tissues in sterile culture?
C. elegans *
Do you have experience with C. elegans culture and larval stage identification?
Daphnia *
Do you have experience with Daphnia culture and maintenance?
MS Excel 1 *
Do you know how to prepare spreadsheets for experiments with multiple variables?
MS Excel 2 *
Do you know how use Excel to graph complex data with error bars?
MS Excel 3 *
Do you know how to apply advanced statistics using Excel, e.g. student t-test or ANOVA?
computer *
Have you successfully written any computer code?
math 1 *
Do you understand how to interpret p-values?
math 2 *
Do you understand standard deviation?
math 3 *
Do you know when to use single- or two-tailed student t-tests?