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Fun with Cells

In case you’ve all been wondering where I’ve been all these months, I’ve been testing, training, and learning new techniques so that I can be armed to the teeth with the skills I need for future research in graduate school. … Continue reading

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A Scientific Interlude

After the testing was completed, eveything ran smoothly. I troubleshooted the bacterial colonies and all were healthy. They just needed to be agitated to get off the bottom of the test tube. After compiling and interpreting the data, I was … Continue reading

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Back to the Grind

Hello all!  Sorry about the delay again.  I finally got all of my ducks in a row.  So, the experiment has started and I’m collecting data on it so I can analyze it later on.  For now, I’m just running … Continue reading

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Fun with Logistics

The paper has long since been approved and my test subjects have been shipped in!  So, now we’re figuring out how to keep them isolated without interfering with other people’s work.  It was decided that I’ll be observing both lifespan … Continue reading

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Papers Please

I’m working on getting my proposal approved.  This time, I’m going to observe the lifespan and mating behaviors of Drosophila after altering their gut microbiomes.  To keep track of whether or not they’re actually retaining these bacterial populations, I’m going to … Continue reading

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The Very Long Year

Hello again.  I’m aware that this blog hasn’t exactly been flourishing with new activity, but I’m back.  I was mostly focused on prepping my vitamin E project for the 40th Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference.  It was … Continue reading

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Another Triumphant Return

I’m still here. Day 11 of Summer Break and getting re-adjusted. All but two vials of the original twelve of my second round of alpha-tocopherol and EtOH dosed flies are dead now. So, once these last two have ran their … Continue reading

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The Certs Keep Coming On

Well, I know that it’s been a while.  I’ll just let everyone know what I’ve been up to lately: So far, I’ve managed to earn both my American Heart Association BLS certification and my Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certification. … Continue reading

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That’s the Way the Medium Crumbles

It has been a while since I have updated this website. So, here it goes: I have been extremely busy with my classes and research project. After a few setbacks with integrating the supplement properly into the food medium, I … Continue reading

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FutureMed, Day 4

Here is the last day: Lucien Engelen was the first speaker today.  He emphasized the importance of listening to what patients have to say rather than making assumptions.  The only constant in healthcare is the patients.  In addition, remember the … Continue reading

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