#2: Phenol antioxidative effects on enzymes

My lab researches how different molecules can cause oxidative stress and ultimately lead to neurodegenerative disease. Currently, my lab partner and I are working on a project that looks at how naturally occurring, antioxidant molecules found in plant foods can inhibit the glycolytic enzymes lactate dehydrogenase and alcohol dehydrogenase. We’ve also taken tea and hops […]

Plans Change

I started out this summer with a pretty clear project plan in mind that my advisor and I had developed: react two compounds and extract the product, then use that product in further reactions. Sounds simple enough, right? Unfortunately, the number of times I’ve been told research is a messy, tedious, and unpredictable process didn’t get […]

Blog Post #4: Art as a Tool of Enviro Education — Wrapping up the project

High Water Line

So this summer (and this project) are rapidly coming to an end, and I’m in the process of tying up the loose ends. My next (and final) blog post will be a more general wrap-up, but for this blog, I want to talk about an interview that I had last week. I interviewed one of […]