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 a wild ride, but the poster was printed and the explanation prepared. I made it to the participation round, but didn’t win. That’s okay though, because that means that I have more room for improvement. There always is room for improvement no matter what you do and how well you do it, but sometimes, you need to be made more aware of it. So, for this next project, I just submitted the proposal form and we’ll see where it takes me. To ensure I have more fuel to write about, I’ll update more frequently as my newest research project progresses. As a sneak peek, my aim is to further our understanding of bacterial population ratios within the gut microbiome using our old friend Drosophila as a model.