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Time is Tricky

For one thing, I keep losing track of when I’m supposed to be posting! For another, dead week looked a lot longer on the other side of Wednesday. In 12 verrrry short hours I’ve gone from “Oh, I practically have

Posted in 2010-2011, EUREKA

Breathe.

Wow. These last few weeks have been a little insane. Crunch time! So here’s a bit of a recap of what I’ve been up to: Labwork has slowed down slightly, as I’ve been busy with essays and Blair has been

Posted in 2010-2011, EUREKA

Time, Time, Time

See what’s become of me :) … Simon and Garfunkel? I might be singing to the wrong crowd here. But oh heavens, the time is slipping by! I remember at the start of this quarter I was thinking “Oh, 14.5

Posted in 2010-2011, EUREKA

Spring is in the Air

Hello everyone, and welcome back for Spring Quarter! I don’t know about you, but I am absolutely-positively-for-lack-of-a-better-word, stoked for the upcoming quarter. I had a lovely, albeit rainy, break back home in Lodi, and now with the sunshine and warm weather

Posted in 2010-2011, EUREKA

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

Hello all, sorry I’m not feeling particularly creative at the moment. Yet again it seems like time is slipping by way too fast, and with the prospect of spending more time in the lab I know it’s just going to

Posted in 2010-2011, EUREKA

All Quiet on the Western Front

I can’t believe that we’re already in February! I feel like I’ve been ridiculously busy, but this quarter is so much less stressful than last that I can’t help but feel time is just ambling along. Update time: My research

Posted in 2010-2011, EUREKA

Science and Therapy Baking

The first two weeks of school have already flown by, and I have never been so thankful to have a three day weekend so early in the quarter. School has started with a vengeance – Ochem Lab will be the

Posted in 2010-2011, EUREKA

Oh Lord, I’m stuck in Lodi again

The quarter is finally, FINALLY over, and I’m happily back in Lodi. The last 10 weeks have been an experience to say the least, and while it was perhaps not the most pleasant I’ve definitely learned a lot about what

Posted in 2010-2011, EUREKA

Life, the Universe and Everything (Gluten Free)

A week ago I tested positive for Celiac Disease, the reason why I’ve spent the better part of the last year and a half sick. I haven’t been able to get much research done in the last few weeks as

Posted in 2010-2011, EUREKA
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