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The ominous clouds in the sky and the cool breeze in the air can only mean one thing – Summer is gone and it’s time to stop slacking off. With that in mind, I thought I would update everyone on … Continue reading
I finally found a computer with some internet access (just moved apartments and I have no internet or television for a week) so I decided to update everyone on the status of my organism Microbacterium oydans (TDU). The library construction went very … Continue reading
Our genomic library preparation kit finally came in (about a week late) but neither of the mentors are around to explain how to use it, so I thought I’d do some research and see what I could find on the … Continue reading
Micrococcus luteus wasn’t interesting enough to warrant further analysis, so I have picked another organism, TDU, to begin constructing a genomic library of. It appears to be within the Microbacterium genus, and shows identical similarity with the species oxydans. We … Continue reading
I am a member of the Biological Undergraduate Scholars Program (BUSP), a science-enrichment program aimed at helping EOP students excel in their science courses and obtain research positions (thanks to them I obtained a position in Dr. Eisen’s lab, which … Continue reading