RNA extraction: One step on the road to making healthier food


  • In this broadcast, Jonathan Morrand explains how he uses molecular biology to improve the nutrition (protein content) of common food products.
  • He shows the audience how he separates and amplifies RNA in order to determine if the protein of interest is being created in the plant.


  • 56 minutes

Information about the Author:

  • Jonathan Morrand is a biochemistry graduate student working in the lab of Dr. Folk.
  • His research seeks to enhance protein content in foods commonly eaten in third world countries and to understand molecular evolution in plants.