Senseless Ramblings


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I’m still alive.

I feel like these past few weeks I have been doing everything and nothing, all at the same time.  I am dead tired every morning and night, but at the end of the day I feel like I haven’t accomplished much.  The semester is nearing an end, so I hope this will lighten the load a little bit.

My Evolutionary Genetics course turned out to be 10 times better than I previously thought.  I forced myself to actually study for the last two tests rather than simply glancing over the material.  I pulled some pretty decent grades out the hat.  A 91 and an 88.  They’ll do.  Everyone knows grad students can’t worry about grades; we have to worry about our research.  Speaking of research… that’s been slowly going down the drain.  But I think it’s because you either do well in classes and suck in the lab or do well in lab and are completely lost in your classes.  There simply are not enough hours in the day.  There was a proposal due for this class, and I settled on sexual selection in Drosophila.  I know that sounds a wee bit vague, but we ended up narrowing it down to seminal fluid protein Acp62F and the  cost of mating in female Drosophila melanogaster. This was totally away from my area of DNA damage and repair in E. coli, but I found myself really enjoying the work and the story behind it.  I wouldn’t mind learning some fly techniques.  Add that to my science things to do list, right under Mixed-species Biofilms!


Written by zdubb

04/06/2009 at 8:13 am

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