Mar
      27

      Into the Home Stretch

      After well over a year on this project, I’m starting to wrap up my research in order to finish writing my thesis. The date is officially set for my defense, and I’m tying up the loose ends nicely. I have one set of experiments left to run, which I’m hoping to finish up in the…
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      Mar
      25

      Almost There

      Hello everyone, I’m happy to tell you that I am very close to the end of data collection. I believe I am just 5 participants from reaching my goal of 80. Not bad! Ideally, we’d have more participants at this point but it’s possible that someone may continue collecting data for this project next semester. Compared to…
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      Mar
      21

      The End?

      Just over one year ago, the thesis process was beginning, specifically with this blog. This is the twelfth and penultimate post. My project is beginning to wrap up and will be officially finished within just a couple of weeks. Reflecting on my thoughts a year ago, I recall the excitement of what was to come. The crazy…
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      Mar
      13

      Allosteric Regulators on Pyruvate Kinase Oxidation

      Research has been going extremely well lately. The main focus of my research over the past month has been the role of fructose-1,6-bisphosphate in preventing oxidative damage to the enzyme of interest – pyruvate kinase. PK has two main binding sites with cysteines critical for function: the catalytic active site and the F-1,6-bisP regulatory site.…
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      Mar
      01

      It’s a Nano World

      As I mentioned in my last blog post, I’ve been planning to incorporate my dye into conjugated polymer nanoparticles. Basically, these strands of polymer form a spherical shape in water and the idea is that by adding the dye to the solution containing these nanos, it will be incorporated into the nano particle. The reason…
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