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Benjamin Parker

PhD student in biochemistry in Chicago. I study the docking interactions of short linear motifs (SLIMs) with signaling proteins such as kinases. In my free time I like to in the woods, cook, and troubleshoot ligations.

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Benzyl Isoamyl Alcohol: a Novel, Bizarre, and Effective DNA Purification Tool

By Benjamin Parker | May 4, 2017

DNA Purification We all use our favorite techniques for DNA cloning, such as Gibson assembly, TOPO cloning, ligation independent cloning (LIC), and TA cloning. However, DNA purification methods themselves, haven’t changed all that much since the 90’s. Historically, the introduction of phenol extraction in 1956, to purify nucleic acids from rat liver, rapidly replaced previous…

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