Aug
30

August and the New Semester

Hello Everyone! It’s good to be back at school! Soon I will be back in the lab getting rolling on a few new ideas.  During the last week of summer research, we discovered that our protein digestion procedure was not optimal for ArsR.  Our proteolytic enzyme, trypsin, which breaks our protein into smaller peptides for…
Read More

Aug
30

Imagining Oppression: Final Summer Update

It’s hard to believe that it’s already the first day of the semester! I spent the last month of summer reviewing the data I have collected so far, re-reading the relevant literature, and figuring out my next steps. While I didn’t quite achieve the level of productivity I’d been hoping for, I did make some…
Read More

Aug
28

Teaching the Reformations

My last month of summer research has largely been spent summarizing everything I did for the first two months. For each reformation movement, from Martin Luther to Vatican II, I have written comprehensive lecture notes that will guide Dr. Angelov’s lectures in our class. This process has not only allowed me to review all of…
Read More

Aug
28

August Update: Time for Statistics!

I have made good progress on my introduction so I am now gathering all of the questions and codebooks from the original Add Health study and putting them all into spreadsheets. This will make it much easier when I can start running statistical analysis next week. Below is a sample of some of the questions…
Read More

Aug
28

H.pylori virulence factor oipA in Asian strains

Helicobacter pylori is a gram-negative bacterium that infects more than half of world’s population. Chronic infection of this bacterium is associated with development of various gastric diseases, such as peptic ulcer, chronic gastritis and gastric cancer.  The outer membrane protein of H. pylori, OipA, has been shown to be closely associated with the Cag-pathogenicity Island (Cag-PAI).  Recently, OipA’s…
Read More