February 8th, 2024

2023 Winner Isabel Jiang speaks with the International Space Station National Laboratory

Isabel_Lab_ColorCorrected.JPG Isabel piloting her winning experiment during Space Biology Camp at miniPCR bio

Isabel Jiang, the 2023 Genes in Space winner recently got the chance to sit down with Amy Thompson, staff writer at the ISS National Lab, to discuss her experience as she prepares to launch her experiment to space this summer.

She explains the threat of retrotransposon activation - mobile sections of DNA that are the focus of her proposal, the evolution of her investigation since being crowned the winner back in August, and her plans once she finishes high school.