A paper published in PNAS late last year claims proof of paternal inheritance of mitochondria. As every student who took Genetics at Temple will tell you, that would be quite a paradigm-shifting discovery. But perhaps there is a difference between evidence for mtDNA and evidence for mitochondria themselves? Very glad to have been offered an opportunity to contribute to this discussion.
Noah Goff has graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. Noah has worked on two very different projects in the lab: epitope tagging of Tbx5a and assessment of CRISPR/Cas9-induced homology directed repair. As if that was not enough, Noah is now helping out on the Tbx20 project before he moves to Michigan State to start in their PhD program.
Noah received the Debra and Stanley Lefkowitz Undergraduate Research Award for his accomplishments. Well deserved and congrats!