Archives for the ‘Research’ Category

Fort Wilson Riot: First Update

By • Jun 19th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

After completing my first round of research I have been able to refine my research topic a great deal and have also gained new respect for conducting historical research. My original guiding questions were “What drove the radical militia to assault Fort Wilson?, What exactly occurred during the skirmish? How was the conflict remediated and […]

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Form and Numbers: Culminating Information on Medieval Music

By • Jun 19th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Entering my third week of research, I have been conducting structural analyses of 4 separate pieces written during the Ars nova in order to be able to view the layouts of isorhythm and retrograde motion in a detailed, yet still concise, way. The 4 pieces are listed below: Garrit gallus / In nova fert / Neuma by […]

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Progress

By • Jun 19th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

My transition into the city of Glasgow, Scotland has been quick and easy. The city’s motto, “The people make Glasgow”, truly represents the atmosphere that I feel here. The small struggles that I have endured are ones you would not expect but continue to cause some laughs each and every day. So you all can…
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Shifting Focus

By • Jun 19th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

After returning to campus, I quickly found I needed to change the direction of my project. This change was prompted by a new data set related to my project had been found while I had been away. I am focused on a protein known as Huntingtin’s protein (Htt) that, when mutated, aggregates and caused Huntington’s […]

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June Update: Change of Plans

By • Jun 19th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Upon returning to campus to begin my project, I found out that new data related to my project had been found while I had been away. This new data identified 398 genes whose transcription was affected (either up or down regulated) by aggregated Huntingtin’s protein (Htt). Also included was the reversal of the negative effects of Htt when […]

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Update 1: Developing an Initial Understanding of the MINERvA Detector at Fermilab

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

Beginning my research project over the last three weeks has been a whirlwind of new experiences, some of which I had been excitedly awaiting, and others I hadn’t even been expecting. Organizing flights, lodging, and transportation to Batavia, Illinois in preparation for working at Fermilab only increased the buzz of prospect that I felt leading up to […]

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June 7-14 Pyruvate Kinase Inhibition

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

Use of Molecules to Inhibit Pyruvate Kinase With a method to measure the activity of pyruvate kinase, the research could begin. Next, the goal was to investigate the effects of various molecules on the activity of pyruvate kinase. This had to be done in three stages. In the first stage, the molecule modifies pyruvate kinase. In the […]

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May 30- June 6 Establishing Controls

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

Stability of Relevant Molecules For the first 2 weeks of summer research, the goal has been to lay the groundwork for the rest of the summer. The amount of time certain molecules can sit out on the lab top at room temperature before they degrade and become unusable had to be established. Then the effect of freezing […]

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Update 1: Looking for the Memories of Native Americans

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

During the past two weeks, I was reviewing the secondary literature about the concept of blood among the so-called Five Civilized Tribes because of its close relationship with American Indians’ racial perception. However, in this process, I encountered an article written by Amanda Cobb-Greetham about Cherokee and Creek women’s memories of the Civil War in […]

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Update 1: Wound Healing in Neural Cells

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

It has been a busy first few weeks of research, and I’m very happy with the progress I’ve made in my (newly revised) summer project! I started out the summer by attending the Society for Developmental Biology Regional meeting at UVA with some of my fellow lab members. There, I presented a poster along with […]

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