The Mystery of the Crooked Cell

Students explore the molecular basis of sickle cell anemia.  Electrophoresis is used as a diagnostic tool to differentiate sickle cell hemoglobin from normal hemoglobin.

MCC Microscope Picture

The estimated time to complete this lab is:

Prelab: 1.5 hours

Laboratory: 2.0 hours

This lab is recommended for students grades 7-12

Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine