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Week 10: LaKia

We did not have lab this week, so we spent our time getting in our last bit of traveling. We went to Kenting and enjoyed the South Beach, which was beautiful! The waves were very powerful, so there were a lot of surfers out in the water. Because the waves were so powerful, we weren’t …

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Week 9: LaKia

This week was also our last week in lab. It was bitter sweet to wrap up our work in Dr. Li’s lab. Kelly and Jin have been so helpful and patient with us, and it’s sad to be leaving them. For our last week we did a final presentation, where we presented our entire research …

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Gabriel Final Week

The final week in Taiwan was really something. The beginning of the week was full of anxiousness and stress, trying to analyze the data correctly and getting my final presentation power point to be perfect. My data in particular had many readings since I used 6 sensors for my project. I went through so many …

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Week 8: LaKia

This week we went to Brickyard where a lot of foreigners go to hang out. It was nice because I felt less like an outcast. I was invited to Brickyard by a guy I met on campus named Aspiro who is getting his Master’s degree. He had invited his other friends, as well, so we …

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Week 7: LaKia

This week in lab we have begun testing the cross-inhibition of the unknown chemical compounds we received from another lab with the Bacillus bacteria that we have. At the end of the week we saw some promising results. One of the bacteria showed a zone of inhibition and the CDCA chemical compound also showed a …

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Week 6: LaKia

I moved into my new dorm and I have two new roommates. Liza is a medical student from Russia who will be entering her last year of medical school this upcoming semester. Swetha is a biochemistry PhD student from India, who just began her PhD program this past year. They are both very nice… This …

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LaKia: Week 5

This week in lab we tested the cross-inhibition of bacteria on pre-prepared disk on five types of bacteria (Sty, SA, SE, KP, and E. Coli). We also did a small side project of putting pre-prepared disk on bacteria plates to see if there would be any inhibition of growth. We also went back to Cijin …

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LaKia: Week 4

This week I have begun my research project working with Bacillus bacteria and its ability to cross-inhibit other types of bacteria as well as unknown chemical compounds. To start off we’ve been making different types of media for the bacteria to grow on and we see which media allows which types of bacterial growth. I …

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