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Week 4

With the holiday, this last week has been a short one and I’ve had lots of tasks to keep me busy. Things aren’t really going my way with some of samples; I’ve had to redo several PCRs to isolate the problem. I did determine that the enzyme I had been using was on the older side, so hopefully a switch to a newer tube will put an end to my problems.

I’m getting really excited for next week because I leave on Wednesday for over a week on a research cruise on the Wecoma. I’ve never done anything like this before and I’m really looking forward to getting out of the lab, getting some field experience, and encountering intrigue and adventure on the high seas. I plan to pack an eye patch.