Nov
09

October/November Updates: Finishing Calcium Dynamics in Axon Degeneration and Looking Forward to New Directions

Hey Everyone! So far for my project I have made major headway in my mathematical modeling of axon degeneration! As I had alluded to in my previous post, I was working on the calcium dynamics of this pathway. Axon degeneration requires an influx of calcium to induce degeneration we see over time, which happens at…
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Nov
08

Shear Zone Kinematics: Fabric Analyses via 3D Strain Calculations

As I mentioned in my post from last month, recently I have been focusing on making structural calculations for my rock samples in order to meet my research goal of quantifying the kinematics of these shear zones. Aspect ratio calculations and plotting have been receiving most of my attention, and I have been using a…
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Nov
05

October Update

Hello everyone! I can’t believe it’s already November. The last few weeks of research have been going really well.

Nov
01

Research Reflections: The Final Stages

On this first day of November, I am only five weeks away from defending my thesis and six weeks away from graduating from William and Mary altogether. I cannot believe that my work on William Carlos Williams is actually nearing completion, and that my time at William and Mary is drawing to a close. These…
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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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