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Thank you Dr. Arnold O. Beckman, for putting your faith in the young

May 9th, 2011. 3:02:27 PM Disbelief: My state of mind as I clicked on the awaited email titled Beckman Scholars Program Award. Same day. 3:02:28 PM One yelp-jump-in-the-air-call-your-mother-butterflies-fluttering-under-your-skin kind of Joy. It amazes me that one single opportunity in college

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Growing up

This quarter has really flown by. I cannot believe it is already May! Since my last blog so much has happened in my research lab! The experiments using the Cdk5 and GSKβ kinase inhibitor ___ significantly reduced neurofibrillary tangles in

Posted in 2010-2011, EUREKA

Ah-ha Moments

“Sun’s gettin’ shinery, to spotlight the finery, Spring, Spring, Spring.” – from my all-time favorite musical, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. How I love Spring Quarter (and corny old-fashioned musicals) The rest of this blog will be research focused, I am

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

Going Home

Sometimes the college student misses the simplicity of a home cooked meal, the comfort of your mom’s routine how-was-your-day, bickering and giggling siblings in the next room, and the sound of your dad snoring after a long hard day at

Posted in 2010-2011, EUREKA

Sniffles and a superabundance of soap.

Winter quarter is deep underway, and as a result sickness has permeated through the student body of UCSB. Unfortunately, my cloak of vitamin C, airborne, and continuous hand washing did not prove to have the power of invisibility, and sickness

Posted in 2010-2011, EUREKA

Sleep, eat, class, research, study, eat, repeat.

I see I am getting behind on updating this blog! Sleep, eat, eat, sleep, cuddle, watch soccer, sleep, eat, laugh, bake cookies, shop, sleep, read novels, sleep, repeat — that about sums up my winter break in a simple string

Posted in 2010-2011, EUREKA
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