Jack Tran, 25, a senior MCDB major fusing his given gene of interest into a bacteria genome in the python classroom. Bacteria multiply quickly, so using the bacteria allows your gene of interest to multiply by a lot and aids in confirming that the gene you are testing is the one you want, said Tran. (CU Independent/Robert R. Denton)
Rob is a senior news-editorial major at the University of Colorado - Boulder in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and is a managing editor for the CU Independent. He has previously worked with Rich Clarkson & Associates, a multimedia firm in Denver, The Greeley Tribune, PBS NewsHour's InaugBlog and the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire. While not taking photos for the CUI, Rob enjoys taking photos of just about everything else, being joyful and watching The Dark Knight. Follow him on Twitter at @robertrdenton.