Jun
17

Week 5: Something as Basic as Being… Is Called into Question

One of the goals of my honors thesis and therefore also my research over the summer is to show that nothing exists alongside God in His infinity, eternity, and fundament, so to speak. If nothing is as powerful or fundamental to reality as God, and if God is truly the creator of all in definition…
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Jun
15

June Update: RTH Mutants!

Hi everyone! Since my last post, I have been working on my resistance to thyroid hormone syndrome (RTH) experiments. I expressed my two TR-a1 mutants (P398R and C392X) in a human cell line, and analyzed them under fluorescence microscope. In order to compare the nuclear localization of these mutants to the wild-type receptor, I need to quantify the…
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Jun
14

June Update

Happy June! Thank you so much for joining me on my blog! I just recently came back from a semester abroad, so I’m adjusting back into the United States and also into full days in lab! Despite some bumpy initial days with jet lag, I’ve found myself getting back into the rhythm of performing worm…
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Jun
13

Lake Matoaka Sediment Core

Hi All! I am continuing to collect data locally from my soil core in the College Woods. Each soil sample must be measured for three days on the gamma detector, so I am about half way done with my first core. Some exciting news is that on the sample running currently (this sample represents the…
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Jun
13

Mid-June Update

I had the opportunity to start working on my summer project around the middle of May because I live close to campus, which means I’m almost a month in, crazy! Over the past month, I have been able to make significant strides on my project! As any researcher knows, the beginning of my project began…
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