Archive for May, 2011

Back to Business

By • May 31st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Well, it’s that time again. “What’s Kaitlin been up to in the lab lately?” you ask, eagerly, of course.  The answer to that question, unfortunately, is not much. In fact, the greater part of May was devoted to intense academic aerobics, a mad and crazed period of preparation for that glorious beast of a test…
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Ready, Set, Research!

By • May 31st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello, again! Today was my first day back in the lab. I wasn’t able to make any nanoparticles to test with mercury yet because my labmate Will and I first had to go through the lab inventory. I also have to wait for the mercury-sensitive rhodamine dye derivative to be synthesized so that I can…
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Getting Started

By • May 31st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

  Hello World! My name is Danielle Greene, and I officially welcome you to my Honors Thesis blog! I am a rising senior at The College of William & Mary (class of 2012!!!), and am originally from Glen Allen, Virginia. Despite double majoring in English and History, you will find that my honors thesis will…
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Comic Books – an Introduction

By • May 31st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

So, those of you who have read my abstract might be wondering – how does one study comic books? Good question – I barely know myself. In fact, judging by what is out there, very few people know, but this is what this is what this project is…



Song Post 1

By • May 31st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Dear me, this might be a little late. If so, then I apologize. In case, dear reader, you have forgotten, I will gently remind you that my project is on Song Dynasty female musicians. Seeing as how I am neither in China (I won’t be for three more …



Girolama and the Prophage

By • May 31st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

During this summer, I will be conducting research on the Prophage portion of the J68 strain of Helicobacter Pylori. From previous research, I will continue the genome walking of this gene to determine the chromosomal insertion point of the prophage ele…



Sexual Selection and Speciation in Frogs

By • May 31st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This month has flown by. After studying for exams, I returned home for a couple weeks, where I studied for (and later took) the GRE. Not an unproductive May, except in the research department. Luckily, that will change starting this week. I’m back in the ‘Burg, and ready to get my project underway. I thought…
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Visual Mismatch Negativity and Autism: How social stimuli affect the autistic brain’s reaction to change

By • May 30th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hi! My name is Leigh Gayle, and I’m a senior (wow…that’s weird to think about) at William and Mary. For the past couple years I have been working in Dr. Kieffaber’s Cognitive Psychophysiology lab in the psychology department. I know, a very complicated name for a lab, so for simplicities sake I’ll just call it…
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Two Weeks in Texas

By • May 30th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I returned home last night from a twelve day WM field geology course to West Texas. After two short days at home, I’ll be heading back to Williamsburg to begin my research! We spent the majority of the trip in the beautiful and HOT (Friday and Saturday were well over 110 degrees) Big Bend National…
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Camera Shy

By • May 30th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Professor Buck asked me if I wanted a picture of me sitting in her chair. It was day 3 of my visit to Spain through William and Mary’s Summer Study Abroad Program in Cadiz, and the last dinner our group as a whole would have in Madrid before leav…