Jul
20

July Update!

I recently started volunteering as a chair on the committee for the Alzheimer’s Association’s annual Walk. I was asked to serve as the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement chair in Williamsburg which means that I educate people on reasons why research funding for neurodegeneration is so important and why we need to advocate for such funding from…
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Apr
13

Characterizing the Role of SPE-6 in Caenorhabditis elegans spermatogenesis

Meiosis, the process by which cells divide to produce cells used for reproduction, is incredibly complex and tightly regulated. Chromatin, which contains the genetic material crucial for forming a new organism, must be carefully arranged and rearranged throughout the four major stages of meiosis: prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase. Chromatin organization during prophase is particularly…
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Feb
14

Outlining is Key

Cheers to finishing my research in December! Now that I concluded that huge portion of my thesis, I put much thought into the format of the project. Initially, my research covered 12 films, but as I outlined I realized this was too ambitious for a 100-page limit. This meant I needed to eliminate some films.

Feb
07

Surviving the Transition to Talkies

Oscar Micheaux was the only black director to survive the transition from silent to sound cinema. The primary reason Micheaux triumphed when other black filmmakers did not was his acceptance of financial support from two New York men. Below is a summary of this transition:

Feb
05

Math Education: January

This month, I kept up my progress drafting my thesis. I am about two thirds of the way through and I have a good idea of what the final section should look like. My adviser has started looking over what I’ve written and giving critiques. I have been thinking about my project for months and…
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