Jul
      17

      Tea and Hops Extracts!

      Hello! Currently in our endeavor to understand the glycolytic enzyme LDH and its relation to disease states like Alzhiemer’s disease and cancer we have decided to explore other possible oxidants than bleach. To do this we chose catechols and their respective derivatives. Essentially we are looking at ring systems with para and meta positioned hydroxyl…
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      Jul
      12

      Looking Back and Moving Forward

      Hello! This summer has been full of surprises. Due to a medical issue, I was forced to postpone my trip to Peru until August. However, because of the new schedule, I will now be staying and working at La Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas for THREE weeks! I will have a full week to get…
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      Jul
      10

      Eclogite Analysis: Thin Section and Geochemistry Sample Preparation

      After many weeks of sawing, cutting, slicing, cleaning, careful labeling, and extremely careful packaging, twenty thin section blocks have been made from my rock samples and shipped off to be transformed into microscope slides. The majority of them came from rock samples taken from Shear Zone 2, at my Nusfjord site, while the minority of…
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      Jul
      09

      Living the Reformations

      For the past couple weeks, I walked where Martin Luther walked, listened to prayers where he preached, and raged against the medieval papacy where he raged. It was a fully immersive experience, and I came to a greater understanding of Luther in Wittenberg, Germany, than I could have in the US. A few of my…
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      Jul
      05

      Summer Update – Acrylic paint samples

      Hello everyone, I can’t believe it is almost the end of the first summer session for honors research. I have been making slow progress in the first month. Here are some updates that happened in June.