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Jefferson Underclassmen Multidiscipline Project (JUMP) Lab


Dr. Dan Burden





The Jefferson Underclassmen Multidiscipline Projects Laboratory (JUMP Lab) is a versatile research space for TJ Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors to pursue projects of their own design. Interested students submit research proposals, and those selected will meet during 8th periods to complete their proposed projects.  

Projects (2014)

  • The Effect of Exposure Time of Blue Light on Planarian Regeneration Rate
  • Micro RNA Profiling of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma
  • Creating an Electromagnetic Motion-Powered Generator
  • Engineering a soil-based fuel using Northern Virginian soil
  • Analyzing Social Media Sentiment to Predict Stock Price with StockPile
  • Developing a Software to Detect Likelihood of Contracting Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Inmproving Computer Security Through Fingerprinting Camouflage
  • A study of Brain-Computer Interfacing: A Linguistic Approach to Using Electroencephalography for Continuous Control of Robot Movement
  • Antibiotic Resistance: A Thing of the Past with the use of CRISPRS?
  • Transgenerational Effects of Biotin Deficiency on Lifespan, Reproduction Rate, and Stress Resistance in Drosophila Melanogaster
  • Using Ultrasonic Signals to Detect and Classify Flaws

Specialized Equipment

  • UV/Vis Spectrophotometer
  • FTIR Spectrophotometer
  • Electrophoresis system
  • Rotary shaker
  • Incubators
  • Centrifuge
  • Water baths
  • Drying Oven


  • TJHSST Partnership Fund
  • Cisco



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