July Update

Hello again! I can’t believe another month is almost over! I have spent most of this one trying out some new antibodies on spe-6 mutants to see what else I can learn! Most of my work has revolved around the cellularization defect I noted in June – it seems that spermatocytes lacking SPE-6 are unable…
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June Update

Wow! I can’t believe that I am already wrapping up my first month in lab – time flies (especially when it’s being kept on a C. elegans-themed clock)! I’ve had no trouble keeping busy, from lab chores, to testing new antibodies, to running some really cool experiments! It has been so wonderful to devote myself…
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Characterizing the Role of SPE-6 in Caenorhabditis elegans spermatogenesis

Meiosis, the process by which cells divide to produce cells used for reproduction, is incredibly complex and tightly regulated. Chromatin, which contains the genetic material crucial for forming a new organism, must be carefully arranged and rearranged throughout the four major stages of meiosis: prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase. Chromatin organization during prophase is particularly…
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