May
      08

      Summer Update: Tell Me What You Really Think

      I have taken all of my exams; I have finished all my papers; I have given my last presentation. To summarize: It is summer and I am free to really get to working on my project!

      May
      07

      Abstract: Family Separation in Immigration Literature of the 1990s

      The recent controversies over “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which has resulted in the separation of children from their parents at the border, have highlighted the importance of family in the movement of people across borders. However, families negotiating the rigors of transnational migration has a much longer history, much of which has been explored in…
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      May
      06

      Reaction-Diffusion Dynamics of Complex Petal Pigmentation Patterning in hybrid Mimulus

      A fundamental question in developmental biology is how self-organized spatial patterns form in natural systems. In 1952, Turing proposed the reaction-diffusion model, a simple but elegant theoretical mechanism in which two molecules interact and generate periodic pattern spontaneously. Ever since then, this model has helped explained a wide range of biological pattern formation like the…
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      Apr
      30

      Thesis=Defended

      Today I concluded the longest research project I’ve ever worked on. Over the past year I’ve learned and matured through this project. Additionally, this project has catalyzed my academic career, as I am pursuing a PhD this coming fall! In summary from my study on the light limitation of eelgrass by mud snail egg capsules…
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      Apr
      30

      Women in The Waste Land: Part One

      Fertility and Sterility: Women in The Waste Land “‘You gave me hyacinths first a year ago; ‘They called me the hyacinth girl.’ —Yet when we came back, late, from the Hyacinth garden, Your arms full, and your hair wet, I could not Speak, and my eyes failed…” – The Waste Land After World War I,…
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