Oct
31

October Update

I am done with collecting data on the tetrapeptides containing lysine homologs. I am also done with aspargine and its methyl ester and glutamine methyl ester. However, I am still doing h/d exchange with glutamine to collect better data. I start to focus on the asaparagine tetrapeptides again. Recently, on of my lab peers synthesized…
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Oct
24

Fiber Festival, State Fair, and an Inordinate Amount of Readings

Most of this month has been reading: lots and lots of reading. I’m trying to get through a book a week, which is a tall order for someone who is usually super slow at reading. But I’m reading about animals! So of course I’m enjoying myself.

Oct
22

October Update: Learning to Balance

It has been a busy semester so far! I have two studies up and running on the online psychology study participation system (SONA) and am making great progress with both of these. We need about 40 more participants for our in-person study and 60 more for our online study. Already this semester, we have run…
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Oct
22

Eclogitization in the Lofoten Islands: Structural Analysis

Much of the first few weeks with my thin sections were devoted to the petrologic aspects of my research. As I mentioned in last month’s post, I carefully analyzed each thin section for the minerals with which it was made up, made preliminary measurements, made decisions on which thin sections would be best to use…
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Oct
17

(Way Too Late) September Update

Hey everyone! This semester has been off to a great start. The Summer Research Symposium went really well and it was great to see all of the cool research that everyone was working on this summer.