My research project focuses on analyzing the contribution of microtubules to cell structure and function. This week I worked with cells that I have transfected with EGFP tubulin to allow the microtubules to show green fluorescence. I used a micro patterning method to allow cells to bind to treated patterns on a petri dish. This way, I can analyze the microtubules and the correlation of microtubules and cell structure. In these micro patterns, generally 1 to a few cells generally fit in each pattern. The shapes of these cells is then analyzed after they attach to these specific patterns. To make this experiment happen this week, I also had to do work preparing the cells, petri dishes and other equipment used.