Jul
21

Update #6–Back to the Beginning

Hello everyone! Over the past week, I have worked on wrapping up the writing my first draft and starting the first round of major edits on my paper! Although this was a big milestone, I didn’t really delve into more detailed work this week making it more difficult to come up with a blog post. However, I…
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Jul
21

Conflicting Visions of a Province-to-be: Consumerism and Protest in Northern Ireland

     Hi everybody,      In the past few days, I’ve spent a decent amount of time going over a slew of academic writings on what “modernity” meant during O’Neill’s time.  As a result of this work, I feel that I have a much stronger theoretical framework with which to reinterpret the O’Neill Ministry’s…
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Jul
20

Post #5: Chimera Science

Hi everyone! As you might remember from my last post, I successfully expressed the autophagy marker LC3 in HeLa cells, but it did not co-localize with my mutant receptor. Since then, I have been researching different methods that I could potentially use to study the protein aggregation of mutant tc-TRa1. One particular method that I am investigating is…
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Jul
20

LEADing from the Inside

Hello again! I am finally back with my second summer blog post. A lot has changed since I last wrote; I have traveled to Morocco to work for LEAD Africa as both a researcher and intern. LEAD Africa is one of the first-ever hybrid sport-for-development soccer academies in the developing world. The academy combines intense…
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Jul
19

Finding New Scholarship

After a nice study-abroad break from thesis work, I am happy to be back in the thick of research! I decided to ease back into it with a book recommended by my thesis advisor; Jeanne Abrams’ First Ladies of the Republic. Published in 2018, it covers the presidencies of Washington, Adams, and Madison but keeps the…
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