Archive for August, 2016

Back to Work

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

The fall semester is here and everyone keeps calling me a ‘senior’. The last of this summer’s data collection will hopefully get finished up in the next couple of weeks; there’s only a few rounds of HPLC left to do and the remaining samples are mostly adult butterfly tissue and pupae. A glanced comparison of…
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August Update

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

School has started, and that means less time in lab and more excuses to skip out. But I’ve decided that I will do a minimum of fifteen hours each week until I finish my work! Earlier in August, a student from Whitman College came and shadowed me for two weeks in order to learn what…
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New Plasmid!

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

After a few weeks at home, I am now back on campus and returning to my research. After struggling to transform yeast strains with a cassette that would be incorporated into the genome, I am now instead going to use an extrachromosomal plasmid. After a few days of preparation, I am ready to attempt transformation…
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New Plasmid!

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

After a few weeks at home, I am now back on campus and returning to my research. After struggling to transform yeast strains with a cassette that would be incorporated into the genome, I am now instead going to use an extrachromosomal plasmid. After a few days of preparation, I am ready to attempt transformation…
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August Updates: Recruitment and Introduction Writing

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

Hi there! It is hard to believe that the end of summer and the start of school are already upon us. During these summer months, I have made so much progress on my thesis but I am excited to continue my hard work into these coming months. This past month has been incredibly busy between taking…
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August Updates: Recruitment and Introduction Writing

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

Hi there! It is hard to believe that the end of summer and the start of school are already upon us. During these summer months, I have made so much progress on my thesis but I am excited to continue my hard work into these coming months. This past month has been incredibly busy between taking…
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August Update

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

Hello, world! This month has been a hectic month. Moving back to campus, enrolling in 18 credits, and realizing that this is my last year in college and that that’s scary — but exciting! As a result, research slowed a bit during the adjustment to having classes again. However, I’m set in my schedule now,…
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Words, War, Women and More

By • Aug 30th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

My research now concluded, my understanding of England’s literary landscape in the first half of the twentieth century has changed dramatically. I went in to this project with only the names of a handful of authors and a vague idea of English history.I soon learned that I could not possibly condense a century of short stories […]

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August Update- Protein Immobilization

By • Aug 30th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I’m excited to be back for the fall semester! Summer gave me some promising results, hopefully the fall will turn out even better. Our SUMO binding protein is expressing fairly well, although we haven’t been able to successfully perform the SUMO binding experiments we came up with. The binding experiments were not showing any fluorescence,…
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A New Perspective

By • Aug 30th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

August has been a busy and bumbling month, I must say. Outside of my research, I’ve had to help pack and unpack the Del Negro lab from McGlothlin Street Hall to ISC-3. Then, I moved out of my summer dorm, headed home, and headed back to school for the year. As soon as I got…
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