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September Update

By • Oct 1st, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

September Update Following the synthetic success at the end of the summer, I continued to explore methods that can increase the overall yield of my desired precursor product. I researched different experimental methods that can lead to the same product with better yield. The synthesis was plain and simple; however, the purification was not. I…
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September Update: A Very Productive Month

By • Oct 1st, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

September was a very productive and interesting month. Most notably, I narrowed down my research topic from generally speaking about Mill, representative government, and the Athenian democracy to specifically looking at Mill’s view on election reform. The following is a thesis pitch which I wrote in our honors class: My thesis will explore John Stuart…
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September Updates

By • Oct 1st, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

September consisted of performing hydrogen/deuterium exchange (h/d exchange) on b2+ ions of the lysine (and its homologs) tetrapeptide(s). I believe I have conducted enough research on these peptides, but I will look back at the data work up to see if there is a need to redo some data collection. The summer research showcase happened,…
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September Thesis Update (on Oct. 1)

By • Oct 1st, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hi everyone! My main thesis work this past month has consisted of some paper writing and reshaping. My advisor, Joel Schwartz, has suggested that I focus on the multiplicity of opinions of Federal Firearms Licensees in Virginia. Thus, I am structuring the paper in three main parts: introduction/literature review, presentation of my survey research, and…
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September Update: Charles Center Showcase and Starting Fall Research

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

Hello everyone! This first month of school has been very busy with the start of all of my commitments on campus. I am very grateful that my schedule leaves large blocks of time open so that I can go into lab and accomplish a long protocol in one burst. I have been working on finishing…
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September Research Summary

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

In September, I attended 2017 Summer Research Showcase and prepared a poster for this event. For preparing the poster session, I talked to my advisor Professor Wang and she not only helped me revise my poster, but also explained all the formula and algorithms related to the materials in my poster. I enjoyed the research showcase…
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September Updates

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

Hello! Exciting news!  We tried the new enzyme digestion on the purified ArsR first.  We have been able to see 2 of the 3 aspartic acid residues we are interested in analyzing.  Based on the run I did yesterday, I think we need to increase the amount of enzyme that we are using because we…
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Questionably Questoning

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

Why do I do the research I do? Do I enjoy it? That is actually relevant as my research has found some new successes, but it’s “uniqueness” and captivation of my attention has recently fallen off of a cliff. As life proceeds forward, I have gotten my self caught up with the routines and daily life…
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Surprising New Discoveries in Data Analysis!

By • Sep 27th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello everyone. Thank you to those who came out to the summer research poster symposium last week! It was quite a stressful yet rewarding experience. I was very nervous about how to present my research findings to other people, but I managed to deliver my research in an effective way. It was good practice for myself…
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September Update

By • Sep 26th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

After presenting at the Summer Research Showcase two weeks ago and beginning to actually write the first chapter of my thesis, I’m excited to say that my project is in full swing. At the showcase, I was pleasantly surprised to find a lot of people who I didn’t know interested in learning about my research.…
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