Archive for November, 2017

November Update

By • Nov 30th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

So far, I have written one chapter as well as a draft introduction. My next step is to write out a more formal outline for my next steps before the end of the semester. To contextualize survivor’s guilt and the struggle to survive during a fascist or dictatorial regime, I am going to do some…
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November Update: Photochemistry and Future Plans

By • Nov 30th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello everyone! This semester has been flying by! In lab, I have been collecting photochemical results and helping collect data on our last studies for the manuscript under revision. I have also been applying to graduate schools. My applications for University of California Davis, University of California Irvine and Northwestern University are due tomorrow. My…
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Fall Update on NMR Experiments and Thesis Writing

By • Nov 30th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Sorry I did not upload an October post. I was very busy with graduate school applications and running a plethora of experiments. However, I have made great progress on my honors project. The data collection portion of my thesis is almost complete. I have to create some figures in MATLAB and fix some parameters, but…
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November Update: Data Collection is Almost Done!

By • Nov 28th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Data collection is slowing down, as the semester comes to a close. We anticipate having all of our data collected by mid December. We were recently able to recruit more participants from SONA, the online psychology research sign up website, for both the video study and the online image study. This will help us ensure…
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November Update

By • Nov 19th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I just wanted to give everyone a quick update on my progress. I recently wrote a literature review for my thesis which included both an historical overview and a look at the normative arguments surrounding Mill’s views on representative government generally and election reform specifically. I learn a lot about the main Mill scholars, and…
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Halloween spooked me so much.

By • Nov 10th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello all! Sorry for this late post, but all of the science is going ok. Yields of reactions have been decent and/or poor recently, but I have been branching out in new directions, so this is relatively warranted. So, this project seems to be taking a roller-coaster of a trip this semester. But, I guess,…
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Hello November!

By • Nov 10th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Welcome back! October was such a great month for finally knocking out some experiments – I worked on finalizing a figure for ERM-1, an antibody that labels a protein that tethers polymerized actin to the cell membrane. The ERM-1 studies I started over the summer revealed a multinucleate cell phenotype at the most proximal end…
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October/November Updates: Finishing Calcium Dynamics in Axon Degeneration and Looking Forward to New Directions

By • Nov 9th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hey Everyone! So far for my project I have made major headway in my mathematical modeling of axon degeneration! As I had alluded to in my previous post, I was working on the calcium dynamics of this pathway. Axon degeneration requires an influx of calcium to induce degeneration we see over time, which happens at…
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Shear Zone Kinematics: Fabric Analyses via 3D Strain Calculations

By • Nov 8th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

As I mentioned in my post from last month, recently I have been focusing on making structural calculations for my rock samples in order to meet my research goal of quantifying the kinematics of these shear zones. Aspect ratio calculations and plotting have been receiving most of my attention, and I have been using a…
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October Update

By • Nov 5th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello everyone! I can’t believe it’s already November. The last few weeks of research have been going really well. A couple weeks ago I attended an ecology, population biology, evolution and genetics conference in Laurel Hill, NC to present on all of the research I’ve conducted so far. I also just attended a microbiology conference…
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