"Memorizing a Deck of Cards in a Minute" or "Why You Have an Amazing Untapped Memory"

I like hobbies. Hobbies are fun. Especially when they're challenging.During the summer of 2013, a young boy sat on the floor of his living room, staring into the empty void that is the internet. With three empty months in his hands, unburdened by school, limited by nothing but his imagination, liberated by the warm blessing … Continue reading "Memorizing a Deck of Cards in a Minute" or "Why You Have an Amazing Untapped Memory"

How do I prepare myself for research internships (or how do I do well in my research lab)?

When I entered college, I was obsessed with science and getting involved in research, but I didn’t know how to join a lab, let alone what exactly it was I wanted to research. I was particularly fascinated by understanding biology through math, so I joined a bioinformatics lab.When I joined, I was overwhelmed. I had … Continue reading How do I prepare myself for research internships (or how do I do well in my research lab)?

Unplug and Recharge – my poster presentation and what I’ve learned form my internship

I've officially finished my research internship at the Boyce Thompson Institute. After several stressful nights of analyzing my data, putting it into a readable form, and drawing conclusions, I whipped together a poster that shows my results. From my RNA-Seq analysis of the tomato genome, I collected a lot of information about lncRNAs and cisNATs … Continue reading Unplug and Recharge – my poster presentation and what I’ve learned form my internship