Monthly Archives: March 2011

A little late…

So sorry, I’m a bit late on my blog, which should have been update before the quarter was over. I guess I was so focused and stressed out about finals. I spend dead week and finals week doing basically nothing

Posted in 2010-2011, EUREKA

Finals Week Confession

Is it strange that I have been counting the days until dead week and finals? Getting to this light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel period of two weeks meant the end of 4 hour Organic Chemistry labs twice a week, those labs that managed to

Posted in 2010-2011, EUREKA

dead week…

This is dead week and have not made much progress with my research. I am now beginning to truly understand how difficult it is to be a student and a researcher at the same time. It seems as though once

Posted in 2010-2011, McNair Scholars

Sidetracking is Encouraged

At one point while we were going through a fairly basic DNA amplifying process, Blair mentioned something called tetranucleotide frequency biases, and I was intrigued enough to track down a paper about it. One of the first things that you

Posted in 2010-2011, EUREKA

My Coffee Experiment, etc.

As you may well know, this week is dead week, meaning I no longer have a life outside of academics.  That’s fine, I like school, but it takes some preparation to have a successful week.  Therefore, I decided to try

Posted in 2010-2011

Winter Quarter IV

In my last blog I talked about the intensity of seeing my polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis results since I have to wait overnight before I can scan the phosphor screen which has absorbed the spots where radioactive material was on the

Posted in 2010-2011, EUREKA
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