Feb
      27

      An Argument

      While I’ve been writing, I’ve been following a broad theme centered on radio criminalization over time. However, I’ve been struggling to find a succinct, one-line argument that sums up the whole project. Fortunately, I participated in the colloquium last week. Having to prepare an oral presentation for my committee made me sit down and think critically…
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      Feb
      26

      Presentation and Potential Detection of Generalization

      In my preparation for my honors colloquium presentation, I conducted some analyses which augur relationships I have yet to consider.

      Feb
      26

      Results and Presentations

      This past month, I have focused on finishing data collection for the biofilm/toxin competition assay I conducted last month. After processing the rest of my stored colonies, I calculated initial and final relative frequencies of the biofilm-forming strains in the assay and visualized these data graphically. The resulting graphs illustrate clearly that toxin production affects…
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      Feb
      18

      Happy belated Valentine’s Day from your favorite stomach bacteria

      We are now in mid-February and I am still trucking along with many experiments and lots of data collection! An arising theme seems to be the difference between OipA’s role as an adhesin and as a mediator of the host inflammatory response. The effect of changing the gene from phase “off” to “on” and vise versa…
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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.