Jul
12

Looking Back and Moving Forward

Hello! This summer has been full of surprises. Due to a medical issue, I was forced to postpone my trip to Peru until August. However, because of the new schedule, I will now be staying and working at La Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas for THREE weeks! I will have a full week to get…
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Jul
10

Eclogite Analysis: Thin Section and Geochemistry Sample Preparation

After many weeks of sawing, cutting, slicing, cleaning, careful labeling, and extremely careful packaging, twenty thin section blocks have been made from my rock samples and shipped off to be transformed into microscope slides. The majority of them came from rock samples taken from Shear Zone 2, at my Nusfjord site, while the minority of…
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Jul
09

Living the Reformations

For the past couple weeks, I walked where Martin Luther walked, listened to prayers where he preached, and raged against the medieval papacy where he raged. It was a fully immersive experience, and I came to a greater understanding of Luther in Wittenberg, Germany, than I could have in the US. A few of my…
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Jul
05

Summer Update – Acrylic paint samples

Hello everyone, I can’t believe it is almost the end of the first summer session for honors research. I have been making slow progress in the first month. Here are some updates that happened in June.

Jul
02

June Update

I am currently performing hydrogen/deuterium exchange (h/d exchange) on lysine tetrapeptides of XAAA, which X is lysine or its homolog, and A is alanine. I am also looking into the h/d exchange of b2+ ions of these tetrapeptides. However, there is still a lot of necessary adjustments and testing varying mass spectrometer parameters in order…
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