I had to complete a research project that involved a cell membrane protein, and I had to find if there was a correlation to its presence on cells and nucleic acid expression. I had two kinds of cells that were identical except that one type had the protein and the other didn't. I concluded that there is a correlation between the membrane protein's presence and the levels of certain nucleic acids. That correlation was my project; whether there is a correlation or not between the protein's presence and nucleic acid expression. My hypothesis is in a "if..then.." format and my teacher wants a null hypothesis instead. I don't really know how to reformat my current hypothesis to null and alternative hypothesises. Any help would be great!