McArdle Laboratory Participates in Grandparents University

The McArdle Laboratory, along with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Carbone Cancer Center and the Institute for Molecular Virology, hosted thirty UW-Madison alumni and their grandchildren for “Researching Cancer Cures,” a two-day major for the Grandparents University outreach event held annually and organized by the Wisconsin Alumni Association. Every summer, Grandparents University brings children ages 7 to 14 with their grandparents to learn together and experience the University’s dynamic campus atmosphere. At McArdle, participants learned how to detect cancers using tools including the polymerase chain reaction and tissue immunohistochemistry. Paul Lambert, Director of the McArdle Laboratory, introduced the session and instruction was provided by volunteer faculty, staff, post-docs and graduate students. This was the first year that the McArdle Laboratory has participated in this exciting event.

View photos from the event here