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A Very Busy Quarter

I am super busy this quarter.  Along with my continuing research into increasing the length of DNA nanotubes, I am taking four biology classes and doing some volunteer work with a local medical organization.  As far as my research is

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Summer so far…

It has only been a week of summer work and so far I have put in more hours in the lab than I would normally in a month during the school year.  I absolutely love it. Spending my time actually

Posted in 2010-2011

Usual finals stress and ect.

I have had a very small amount of time to do research this week but, I think we found a temperature where we can try to get the results we want on Friday which, ironically, is the last day of

Posted in 2010-2011

Well the research project Paul and I have been working on for since February did not work out like we planned.  I think the one thing we learned from our experiment is that what the literature says is not always

Posted in 2010-2011

Experiment: Round 2

The experiment Paul and I have been working on finally worked!  This was exciting, but the data was very disappointing.  We were testing an idea that we hoped would shed some light on how this type of DNA nanotube forms

Posted in 2010-2011

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

Setbacks and Midterms

Since my last post things have gotten quite crazy.  Not only have I had 5 midterms in the last three weeks but I can not seem to get a simple experiment going in the lab.  What I want to do

Posted in 2010-2011
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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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