Monthly Archives: January 2011

Midterms, but still no lab

Took my ochem midterm last week. Never thought I’d be happy to get a 67 on a test before. Of course, I wish I did better, but when the median score is a 54, I think I’ll be okay with

Posted in 2010-2011, EUREKA

BUSY start to Winter Quarter!

I still cannot believe that it is the end of week four! This quarter started off quite busy because in addition to the usual stress of crashing classes and getting accustomed to them, I also had to start prepping for

Posted in 2010-2011, McNair Scholars


Hello! I am so excited because I finally made some progress over winter break. I finished the Paul Tough book and I have decided that I would like to focus my research on charter schools. Now, I still do not

Posted in 2010-2011, McNair Scholars

Winter Quarter Part I

Winter quarter has gotten off to a busy start.  I am taking more units than I was the previous quarter which was also hectic for me; however since I was  able to discover the miraculous ways of time management with

Posted in 2010-2011, EUREKA

I work in a physics lab?!

Hello all, my name is Alex Iteen.  I am a second year majoring in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (one major).  Currently I work in Dr. Fygenson’s lab in the Physics department, but let’s start from the beginning.  When I first

Posted in 2010-2011

Did you know…?

The lightning bolt is 3X hotter than the sun. 🙂 So…its only been 3 weeks since winter quarter started and I am so incredibly busy its ridiculous. I have classes and clubs and attempting to do research at the same

Posted in 2010-2011, EUREKA

Hard Classes, but no research :/

I wish I could say that I had found a lab to research in, but I can’t. To be perfectly honest, I am a tad relieved because this quarter I have a lot on my plate. Don’t get me wrong,

Posted in 2010-2011, EUREKA
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Alex Iteen is a second year student majoring in Biology. He is interested in bioengineering and synthetic biology. He is currently working in Dr. Fygenson's lab on DNA nanotubes.
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David Wallace is a third year student majoring in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology. He is currently working in Professor Weimbs's lab studying the pathogenic mechanisms of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD).
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Eneida Chesnut is a senior majoring in chemical engineering. She transferred from SBCC, where she studied chemistry. She works with organic materials for solar cells and is very interested in renewable energy research.
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Erzsebet is a second year chemical engineering major. She is interested in biotechnology and biophysics, and is working in Professor David Awschalom's lab investigating how cephalopod skin responds to different types of stimulation by light.
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Madison Cornwell is a second year student majoring in Biochemistry and Spanish. She is a EUREKA intern through the California NanoSystems Institute and the Resident Assistant of the Women in Science and Technology House in Manzanita Village. She will be working closely with Dr. Kosik and graduate student Israel Hernandez for the remainder of her time at UCSB.
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