Dog Days of Summer Research

Hello all!

I don’t have much to report in the realm of science research. It’s pretty been more of the same. My original transformations haven’t worked, so I spent about a week or so troubleshooting. I made new CloNat plates, grew up a whole new culture from the original colony strain, and boiled some fresh Carrier DNA. I did my last attempt at this transformation on Friday and am about to plate it as we speak. If it’s successful, I can continue with gene knock-outs on this particular gene. I can then also begin to transform other genes from this strain. I’ve begun work on that part and sent those genes off to be sequenced. Hopefully in the next day or so I will get those sequences back to begin analysis.

 

Other than research, my summer has consisted of either staying away from the heat or attempting to enjoy the outdoors. I spent the 4th here in Williamsburg, grilled some burgers, and watched fireworks. I took a few trips to the beach, and spent many a day in CW to read or write.

 

That’s all for now, folks!

 

Catch ya later.

 

Sophie