Aug
      16

      Continued: Social Phenotypes in S. cerevisiae

      When I last posted I mentioned that I was having a difficult time assembling the DNA sequence for the middle portion of the yeast adhesin gene, FLO11. Again, this is due to the highly repetitive nature of this central domain. Within this region there are several different short repetitive sequences and the exact number of repeats…
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      Aug
      16

      Colocalization Experiment: GFP-vErbA and mCherry-rc6-TRα1

      The mutant thyroid hormone receptor I have been studying, rc6, has a phenotype similar to that of a well characterized oncogenic protein: vErb-A. vErb-A is a highly mutated form of thyroid hormone receptor alpha that is linked to cancer formation. rc6 and vErb-A are both mutated forms of thyroid hormone receptor alpha. The mechanism by…
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      Aug
      15

      Delving Into the Holocaust Complex

      As I began my research, my first objective was to figure out if anyone had investigated the idea of collective guilt in Germany impacting stances on refugee admittance. Since I am fluent in German, I was able to delve into sources in both languages. I found endless literature on factors influencing attitudes towards immigration. The…
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      Aug
      15

      me

      It is finished. Here you go! 10 weeks of my life through my eyes. I hope you like it’s weirdness. With Love,

      Aug
      15

      Activism from Afar: In Which I Wish I Could Be In Two Places At Once

      Sunday was the 226th anniversary of Bwa Kayiman, the ceremony and war council that started the Haitian Revolution. I couldn’t help but see the connections between it and a more recent gathering: the Unite the Alt-Right rally the day before. The fight against slavery isn’t over. White people continue to deny that Black lives matter.