Nov
      19

      November Update

      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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      Nov
      10

      Halloween spooked me so much.

      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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      Nov
      10

      Hello November!

      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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      Nov
      09

      October/November Updates: Finishing Calcium Dynamics in Axon Degeneration and Looking Forward to New Directions

      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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      Nov
      08

      Shear Zone Kinematics: Fabric Analyses via 3D Strain Calculations

      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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