Apr
03

February Updates: Hayes (2013) and Analyses

Hi there! These updates pertain to the progress that I have made on my thesis during the month of February:

Apr
03

January Updates: Writing and Hayes (2013)

Hi there! These updates pertain, albeit belatedly, to the progress that I have made on my thesis during the month of January:

Apr
02

Why a German Regiment? The German Regiment and the Hessians

Congress voted to raise “a regiment of Germans” on 25 May 1776.[1] On June 27th, they worked out how they would raise it, with four companies from Maryland and four companies from Pennsylvania.[2] The decision to raise the German Regiment came on the heels of the news that Great Britain had hired auxiliary troops from…
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Mar
31

March Update, Learning About Writing (More than Before)

Usually when I write these posts, I try to write a small essay on one area that I have been researching. For this post, I’d like to give more of a reflection on writing itself. As I come closer and closer to the end of the project, I’ve moved more from researching to writing (although…
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Mar
30

Final Stretch!

This month, I succeeded in transforming three strains to express the K2 killer toxin on an extrachromosomal plasmid. I am now conducting one last experiment for the semester, competing these engineered strains with a biofilm-forming strain under different initial strain proportions. I will be photographing and processing colonies over the next few days. I am…
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