Jul
08

Austria, Bulgaria, Switzerland: The Refugee Crisis in Europe

A large portion of my summer research has been devoted to travel. While based out of Vienna, I traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria to represent the United States and Austria at the European Baptist Federation’s Annual Missions Commission Meeting. Much of the refugee work and integration programs that are being implemented across Europe are sponsored by…
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Jul
07

Re-turning the pages: beginning literary research

Jul
06

June Update

During the month of June, my study has been slowly but surely getting off the ground. Working with human participants has many pros, but it also has the big con of recruitment. Despite recruiting several teens that had already completed one of our lab’s previous studies, we were worried that we might not be getting…
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Jul
03

Monthly Update: experiment in June No.2

As mentioned in previous blog, we decide to apply a new method in order to confirm the knock down of nuclear receptor corepressor (NCoR). The first group of transfection was done in June 4th with two more replicates conducted in two week after the first experiment. The N over C ratio calculation in the first trail…
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Jul
03

Monthly Update: experiment in June No.1

The plan for June was to discover a doable method to decrease the Nuclear receptor corepressor (NCoR) quantity in the cell, and the first plan was to conduct directly knock-down(stop protein production) or knock-off(develop cell line that was designed to live without NCoR). In this way, we could measure the pure diffusion speed of Thyroid…
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