Dec
03

Hello December!

Oh my goodness, I cannot believe December is already upon us! I have two more big experiments to wrap up before the end of the semester, and then I’ll head into a month of intensive writing over winter break!

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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Oct
09

September Happenings!

I cannot believe September is over! As I begin to get excited about all things October (pumpkin-flavored everything! sweaters! pun-based Halloween costumes! new experiments!), I thought I’d fill you in on everything I did last month.

Aug
17

August Adventures!

Happy August! I hope this blog post finds you well and eager to learn more about meiotic divisions in C. elegans! When I left off last time, I mentioned a new discovery of multinucleate cells in the mutant spe-6, suggesting that the process of rachis detachment may be flawed in the absence of SPE-6. I…
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Aug
03

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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