STEM Outreach

Girls in Science at Tulane (GiST) Laboratory Workship

The O'Connor Research Group is a proud partner of Girls in Science at Tulane.  We have prepared a handout discussing bone health and osteoporosis.  In addition, we have prepared an exciting experiment to demonstrate what we do.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant CBET-1066167.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views on the National Science Foundation.

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Healthy Bones for Life: Your Stem Cells at Work

Everybody knows what a bone is.  But why are they important?  Where do they come from?  How do they repair themselves when they break?  Discover the amazing power of stem cells, and how we can use them to fight diseases like osteoporosis.


Gist Picture Montage
Bone Health and Osteoporosis
Health Bones 1
Healthy Bones for Life: Your Stem Cells at Work Page 2
Bone Differentiation Experiment Guide
Experiment 1
Experiment 2
Experiment 3
Experiment 4
Experiment 5
Post-Workshop Survey
GiST Survey

Homecoming Laboratory Tours

The O'Connor lab hosts four 30-minute tours in October during the School of Science and Engineering's Homecoming Open House for students, their families and alumni.  A total of 30-40 visitors learn about the PI's research through discussion and student demonstrations of stem cell culture and analysis.

LabTour Andrew Oct 2013

                 October 2013

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