Month #1 at ANSA

I cannot believe that I’ve been in the Philippines for over a month!  I’ve become (well, somewhat) accustomed to the heat, always-noisy streets, smog, and the occasionally frightening tricycle commute. Never again I will I take the ease of getting around in the US for granted – it often takes me an hour to get to another neighborhood in Quezon City, two hours to get to downtown Manila (only about 6 miles away), and three to get to the airport or beyond the Metro area.

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New Fish

All my time in Dr. Sanderson’s lab, up to this point, I have only been using one fish for my experiments. Yesterday I finally got to cut into a new fish head and do experiments on it. Cutting into a new fish is always a hard decision on make because what you are doing is irreversible, however it is definitely necessary to do if I want to be able to see inside the mouth at how particles are interacting with theses fish’s oral structures.

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