Archive for July, 2016

July Update: The Effect of MK-STYX on HDAC6

By • Jul 31st, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hey there! Summer is going to end! It’s almost the last week for research! I can’t wait to go home to escape from this hot and humid place. July has been excellent for me! Though not without difficulties, I finally got some interesting data to put on my poster for the conference. I performed immunoprecipitation…
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Body

By • Jul 31st, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Surprise! My next post is right now (I missed June’s update, so here’s two in one month). Over the past two months, I’ve added three books to my primary sources: Kay Redfield Jamison’s An Unquiet Mind (mentioned in my last post), Kazuo Ishiguro’s Nocturnes, and Ernest Hemingway’s A Movable Feast. Ishiguro’s collection of short stories, all centered on different facets of…
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June Update: The effect of MK-STYX on HDAC6

By • Jul 31st, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I’m very excited to bring this update for my research. This month is full of ups and downs . The first week I was trained to learn techniques that I need to use in my research. Techniques in tissue culture room are very strict and I must be very careful to avoid any contamination to…
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Why pre-K, you ask?

By • Jul 31st, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hey y’all, I hope everyone’s having a great summer! I know I’ve been bad about posting my research progress, and I’d first like to apologize for that. But now that I’ve spent the past month re-organizing my project, that will hopefully no longer be a concern. In my last post, I talked about my personal academic…
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Routine

By • Jul 31st, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello, Charles Center blogosphere:) Summer time seems to be different time altogether. However tediously thick and slow it moves in June, July is all the faster for it. It never takes me too long carve out a summer routine–my brain craves at least a basic framework of regular work to function productively and creatively. Each college summer’s…
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In which writing has occured

By • Jul 31st, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

July in Williamsburg is very hot. Spending time in Swem with its air conditioning is often a welcome relief from being outside. This month, I have started actually writing my thesis. I’m treating as a lab report for now and have written several pages. After reading through previous research, highlighting, and taking notes, two and…
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Data Collection

By • Jul 31st, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Earlier in the summer, I did the bulk of my data collection on the second to last day of the Regional Field Geology (GEOL 310) class trip. The trip traversed northern Arizona and southern Utah over a period of two and a half weeks. I collected my data on June 1st, which was Day 15 […]



Update

By • Jul 31st, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hi everyone,   I initially stated in my abstract that I would attempt to examine SEC enforcement cases to determine if there was any bias towards industry participants in the wake of Dodd-Frank reforms. However, after spending a few weeks reading the academic literature on the SEC and evaluating methodological issues, I decided to change […]



Summer Update

By • Jul 31st, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello, world! So after a bit of a late start, after some mishaps regarding funding and ordering books, I’ve been able to get started on my research. I have already decided that I’m going to restructure my project a little bit: I’m going to take out the section involving our moral obligation to understand and…
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July Report: FENS 2016

By • Jul 31st, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I had the great honor and privilege of presenting my work at the 2016 Forum of European Neuroscientists (FENS) in Copenhagen, Denmark. This was my first international scientific presentation, and the experience was incredibly transformative: I expanded my professional network while gaining new perspective on neuroscience research abroad. Each conference day was a flurry of scientific…
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