Nov
19

November Update

I just wanted to give everyone a quick update on my progress. I recently wrote a literature review for my thesis which included both an historical overview and a look at the normative arguments surrounding Mill’s views on representative government generally and election reform specifically. I learn a lot about the main Mill scholars, and…
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Nov
10

Hello November!

Welcome back! October was such a great month for finally knocking out some experiments – I worked on finalizing a figure for ERM-1, an antibody that labels a protein that tethers polymerized actin to the cell membrane. The ERM-1 studies I started over the summer revealed a multinucleate cell phenotype at the most proximal end…
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Nov
01

October Update

October Update Up to this point, I have performed many synthesis of the precursor aldehyde and have successfully made it. However, the separation of the desired product from the product mixture has been difficult. The particular reaction I followed has a very poor regioselectivity. I went back and looked through literatures on this one specific…
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Oct
31

Gatsby & The Self-Made Man…

This past week I’ve been reading The Great Gatsby in light of all of my summer research on manhood. And goodness, how the text has come alive in such vivid new ways! I first fell in love with The Great Gatsby my junior year of high school, and I doubted I could ever love it…
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Oct
31

October Update

This update will be brief, as I am currently working on the first chapter of my thesis! The draft is due November 2nd, and I’m nervous but also really excited. My thesis has evolved a lot since I last posted. What I realized as I started researching and writing in earnest was that I had set…
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