G-NTC 6/20

One of two projects I am working on explores the implications of the Family & Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA). Before FMLA’s adoption, most institutions had their own terms for maternity leave. President Clinton signed the act, which claims:

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4/14 – Introduction to G-NTC and Coal Plants Projects

Over the past academic year, I have worked on a project related to gender-neutral tenure clock stopping policies. My team consists of Professors Maliniak and Peterson, Eric Parajon, Jack Nicol, and Hannah Petrie. As of now, our short term goal is to find a concrete research question, and to do so, we are sifting through all data sets related gender policies in academia. Our research is inspired by a paper titled “Equal by Inequitable: Who Benefits from Gender-Neutral Tenure Clock Stopping Policies?” We believe that we can effectively recreate the experiment and find more accurate data through the TRIP (Teaching, Research & International Policy) data available. 

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A Summer Transformation: the SAC3 gene in S. cerevisiae

Hello, all! The past few weeks have been a bit more promising in the lab. I’ve begun preparations for my gene knock-out, which I will be performing on a previously sequenced gene, SAC3. I worked with this gene in the Spring semester. In order to prepare for my knock-out, I first had to transform the yeast to be able to take in this gene from the environment. Basically, I put the yeast under stress, which then allows for them to take up DNA from the environment.

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June 18-26 Pyruvate Kinase Inhibition

Pyruvate Kinase Inhibition Continued

With the chosen method to determine the activity of pyruvate kinase, there are two stages where time can be varied. Initially, I tested the inhibition of pyruvate kinase after varying the time at both stages. Each molecule must also be tested at multiple concentrations. There were just too many variables of interest.

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