Final Blog Post: Results, Conclusions, and Lessons Learned

Seven weeks of research has gone by, and by now I have had a chance to go through all the data I’ve collected and make some conclusions. Overall as is often the case in scientific lab research, our results lead us to further questions or more in depth projects that are needed to support our […]

Third Update: Exercise and PGC1a Expression

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Weeks and weeks of Western blots and FINALLY I was able to get a signal for PGC1a! I honestly cannot tell you how exciting it was when I realized that the dark red band was right around the target area for the gene, and I was able to quantify it as well! The first time […]

Research Update: Exercise and PGC1a Expression


The first few weeks of my research have consisted of practicing a lot of the techniques that will be used to conduct this research. Since I will be using Western Blotting to determine whether PGC1a’s expression is greater in exercised rat aortas, it is important that I can first make sure that I can run […]