Archives for the ‘Honors Thesis’ Category

The Curious White Batch of Silver Nanoparticles

By • Jun 18th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In my time spent working with silver nanoparticles I found them to be undependable in every aspect except that they are dependable as a constant supply of new questions to answer. At three weeks in, I am dedicating time to reflect upon my original motivations for this project. My journey with these particles began last…
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How Has US Foreign Aid Changed?

By • Jun 17th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In my first post, I outlined my research goals for this summer. I began my research with the intent of investigating the geopolitical purposes of US foreign aid in the post-9/11 era. However, I soon learned that foreign aid cannot be understood only through one historical lens, but rather as a tool with constantly changing […]

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Immunohistochemistry of TRPC3 Channels

By • Jun 17th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

While my original project was largely focusing on NaV 1.6 channels in the PreBotzinger Complex (preBotC), recent data has focused my time in the direction of various TRP (transient receptor potential) channels. One TRP channel in particular, TRPC3, has been identified to potentially contribute to respiratory rhythmogenesis. To discover the anatomical localization of these channels,…
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Update 1 – The effectiveness and access of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder treatments

By • Jun 17th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In an effort to better understand and critique the current effectiveness and access of treatments for HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND), I first focused my research on what exactly this disorder entails. I broke the topic into smaller categories, reviewing scientific journals to learn about the many factors and components of HIV-associated dementia. I started with […]

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Construction of Place in Cádiz Update 1

By • Jun 17th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Due to the place specific nature of my research, I have been in Cádiz, Spain for most of the summer so far. I have spent the past five weeks alternating between reading background material on space theory and the role of plazas in Hispanic cultures, and performing onsite observational research on the use of plazas in Cádiz. […]

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Narrowing My Focus and Moving Forward with Virginia Woolf

By • Jun 15th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

     Research, as I have often been told and am now experiencing, is a process. Part of that process is narrowing the focus of one’s research question in order to more properly convey the information one has learned and the implications one draws from said information. In my previous blog post, I discussed my […]

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The Anticipation Builds: Preparing Data for Analysis

By • Jun 15th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hey y’all! I’m so excited to send out my first research update! During my time in the lab thus far, I have been conducting an in-depth literature review of mentoring studies. The bulk of the literature focuses on youth characteristics that influence the mentoring relationship. These characteristics include youth environmental stress and behavioral challenges. I have […]

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Creating the Processing Pipeline

By • Jun 15th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The early stages of my research have been comprised of creating a pipeline of computer scripts that can process the large amounts of genomic data I have. Because the files I’m dealing with are incredibly large (10gb text files) none of the data cleaning and processing can feasibly be done by hand. I’ve tried several […]

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Seven days, Population eight, and Nine Ball

By • Jun 15th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In the lab this week, I continued to transfer beads for my first cycle of evolution this summer. I was really impressed with myself because I managed to go the entire week without dropping a bead. It can be so difficult at times to get the beads out of the glass tubes, to wash them, […]

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PCR and sequencing HMY7

By • Jun 15th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello readers! (of which I am sure there are many) Well, I have reached the end of the second week of summer research. So far, I have been working on the project that I have been on since the Spring semester. It isn’t my allantoin pathway work yet, but it will lead into that project, so […]

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