• Question: Have you done any disection. What have you done?

    Asked by R2D2 to Andy, Duane, Katie on 20 Nov 2014.
    • Photo: Duane Mellor

      Duane Mellor answered on 20 Nov 2014:

      Not since I was at school when I dissected a salmon eye and brain.

    • Photo: Andrew Philp

      Andrew Philp answered on 20 Nov 2014:

      I have…. The main dissections that I perform are to isolate and remove different muscles in the hind limbs in rodents. We do this as the muscles in the leg differ based on their genes and how they respond to exercise and nutrition. So comparing different muscle types provides us with a lot of information about physiological and genetic responses.

    • Photo: Katie Pickering

      Katie Pickering answered on 21 Nov 2014:

      I’ve actually never had to do a dissection. I always wanted to but we didn’t do them at my school 🙁