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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

I had an awesomely productive day today :)

Although I was not able to accomplish much this morning due to journal club, lunch with Monty Slatkin was awesome and inspiring. Following lunch I set up two batches of DNA extraction at ~2:21pm, then went to Monty's talk which was inspiring, then returned to finish the extractions. I started in the lab at 9:00am and I finished at 9:17pm! Good long day of hard productive work.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thursday, December 2

It has been a while it seems since I have contributed here. Today, NASA researchers found  Arsenic based life form, a bacteria called GFAJ1. It is exciting. I cannot find flies in the freezer. I cannot continue my experiments but I did get sequences back from an earlier experiment. I am excited about it.

This year Thanksgiving went well. We cooked Turkey,veggies, stuffing, and cheesecake. We prayed before eating dinner which we usually do not do. But it felt good to say thanks to gods. Finals week is approaching and we are hitting the road after the finals. Nice and exciting times are ahead.