Research is continuing to go well. For the RNAi experiments, we recently got new lines in as I continue to expand the stocks to ensure there are enough females for a large data yield. I was able to analyze zfh-1 knockdown RNAi, finding no phenotype despite zfh-1’s importance in testis formation, which was an unexpected […]
The plants are all up in the ISC greenhouse now. Setting up the plants was definitely a busy time. It took a while deciding which plants seemed healthy enough to partake in my experiment and which milkweed plants had enough replications for my experiment. Not to mention, soil is super heavy and it was a trek […]
The past month has taught me some very valuable lessons. First and foremost, the use of human subjects can make research a very difficult process. After gaining approval from the Protection of Human Subjects Committee, I began contacting the two schools I wanted to include in my research. I chose The Village School for girls […]
Follow this summer’s projects through recent posts or read about previous projects (2010-1013) in the archives.
Over the course of the summer these students will blog about their research, sharing the highs and lows of designing, researching, and carrying out an independent scholarly project with each other and the world.
This summer Upperclass Monroe Scholars at the College of William and Mary will spend seven weeks working on research projects across a variety of disciplines.