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Droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) is a three-step process. First, genetic material is fractioned into 20,000 droplets per sample. This partitioning of the sample is a key component of ddPCR which allows for the quantification of copies per sample of a particular gene. Once the droplets have been generated, the second step is a typical PCR cycle, where the fluorescent probes for a gene will attach to present sequences.

Research continues on residence hall wastewater testing 
Feb 22, 2022

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, student dormitory life has been dominated by face masks, physical distancing and regular nasal swab testing....

LaTosha Brown, cofounder of Black Voters Matter Fund, jazz singer and fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government to speak on Civic Engagement and Voting Rights. Photo submitted.

University Forum Speaker Series presents Civic Engagement and Voting Rights
Feb 21, 2022

University Forum Speaker Series presents Civic Engagement and Voting Rights Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 7 p.m. Schaefer Center for Performing...

Social justice advocate and survivor Hasan Nuhanovic. Photo submitted.

Social Justice Advocate and Survivor Hasan Nuhanovic Speaks on the Srebrenica Genocide and Bosnia
Feb 16, 2022

Social Justice Advocate and Survivor Hasan Nuhanovic Speaks on the Srebrenica Genocide and Bosnia Today Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 7 p.m. - 8:...

The Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial and Cemetery. Photo submitted.

Bosnian Genocide Survivor Speaks on the Creation of the Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial
Feb 15, 2022

Bosnian Genocide Survivor Speaks on the Creation of the Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Social ...

Reaching New Heights as a Nepali Sherpa Woman: K2, Everest and Beyond event poster. Graphic submitted.

Reaching New Heights as a Nepali Sherpa Woman: K2, Everest and Beyond
Feb 14, 2022

Reaching New Heights as a Nepali Sherpa Woman: K2, Everest and BeyondWednesday, Feb. 16, 20221 p.m.Rankin Science West room 293The Department of Geogr...

Honors senior and Wilson’s Scholar Annie Manges. Photo submitted.

Honors senior Angie Manges studied global development in Uganda
Feb 11, 2022

Honors senior and Wilson’s Scholar Annie Manges spent September 4 through December 17, 2021 in the bustling capital of Kampala, Uganda par...

Graduate school 3 Minute Thesis winners

Biology students place top three at 3 Minute Thesis competition
Feb 8, 2022

Appalachian State University’s Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies hosted its annual three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition in January and ...

Kate Bloom ’18, graduate of Appalachian and employee of the National Park Service. Photo submitted.

Then and Now: Kate Bloom, Public History
Feb 7, 2022

Kate Bloom ’18 M.A. Public History From Aliquippa, P.A. THEN As a student at Appalachian State University, Kate Bloom tailored h...

Gracie Justice, Global Studies major, CAS Corps 2021-22 member. Photo submitted.

CAS Corps Feature: Gracie Justice
Feb 4, 2022

The CAS Corps are chosen to serve as representatives to all constituents of the College of Arts and Sciences and to create, promote and execute opport...

Appalachian State University Chancellor Sheri Everts, center, with the winners of the 2022 Chancellor’s Awards for Inclusive Excellence: Dr. Brandon Nelson, far left, App State’s interim director of university housing, representing the Office of University Housing; Eris Jenkins, second from left, an App State graduate student; Lamont Sellers, third from left, App State’s director of intercultural student affairs; Chandler Smith, third from right, an App State undergraduate student; Yolanda Adams, second fro

App State honors champions of inclusive excellence, on campus and in the community
Feb 3, 2022

An a cappella rendition of “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” opened the 2022 Chancellor’s Awards for Inclusive Excellence Luncheon, held in Appalach...