Jun
21

Newberry, New Me

The pun is awful, but the experience was great. This week, I had my first day of researching at Chicago’s Newberry Library. The staff was kind and helpful, and the library’s collection is incredible. They have almost every primary and critical literary source I need for my project at this stage, and it’s all accessible.…
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Jun
21

June 2018: Summer Field Season Begins

Ah, the field season – the best time of the year!

Jun
19

Progress

My transition into the city of Glasgow, Scotland has been quick and easy. The city’s motto, “The people make Glasgow”, truly represents the atmosphere that I feel here. The small struggles that I have endured are ones you would not expect but continue to cause some laughs each and every day. So you all can…
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Jun
18

The Curious White Batch of Silver Nanoparticles

In my time spent working with silver nanoparticles I found them to be undependable in every aspect except that they are dependable as a constant supply of new questions to answer. At three weeks in, I am dedicating time to reflect upon my original motivations for this project. My journey with these particles began last…
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Jun
17

Immunohistochemistry of TRPC3 Channels

While my original project was largely focusing on NaV 1.6 channels in the PreBotzinger Complex (preBotC), recent data has focused my time in the direction of various TRP (transient receptor potential) channels. One TRP channel in particular, TRPC3, has been identified to potentially contribute to respiratory rhythmogenesis. To discover the anatomical localization of these channels,…
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