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*I was just happily reminded again of the wonderful world of [http://thehub.capcollege.bc.ca/~sstubbs/krofftsite/index.html Sid and Marty Krofft]. I think that the 70's/80's may have been the peak of television.
*I was just happily reminded again of the wonderful world of [http://thehub.capcollege.bc.ca/~sstubbs/krofftsite/index.html Sid and Marty Krofft]. I think that the 70's/80's may have been the peak of television.
[[Image:sigmund.jpg|thumb|center|Sigmund makes me smile. :)]]
[[Image:sigmund.jpg|thumb|center|Sigmund makes me smile. :)]]
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*Here is an excellent tutorial on how [http://www.molbio.princeton.edu/courses/mol214/S04/proteinqc.mov translation] works, with an introduction by the 1971 version of nobel laureate [http://nobelprize.org/chemistry/laureates/1980/berg-cv.html Paul Berg]. It seems like it is already used in the course [http://www.molbio.princeton.edu/courses/mol214 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology] at [http://www.princeton.edu/main/ Princeton], but I'd like to see it in classrooms everywhere. '''tRNA! peptide bond!'''
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*Here is an excellent tutorial on how [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2657697036715872139 translation] works, with an introduction by the 1971 version of nobel laureate [http://nobelprize.org/chemistry/laureates/1980/berg-cv.html Paul Berg]. I'd like to see it in classrooms everywhere. '''tRNA! peptide bond!'''
===Declarations===
===Declarations===

Revision as of 20:10, 18 November 2006

Bio

I'm a fourth (at least!) generation Marylander who grew up in the happy Washington, D.C. suburb of Derwood. I began my college career majoring in Biology at Penn State, but after realizing that the bustling metropolis of State College was not for me, I transferred to the University of Maryland College Park. When I started at Maryland, I realized that although I support the need for animal research, I don't have the stomach for it. So, I decided to change my major to Chemistry, and threw in a major in Psychology for good measure. While at Maryland, I had the opportunity to work in the Laboratory of Neurochemistry and the Laboratory of General and Comparative Biochemistry at NIMH (yes, where the rats are from). I also got my first introduction into the RNA world by working in Sarah Woodson's lab while she was at Maryland. After four years (yes, that makes it a 5 year plan for college!), I packed up my worldly possessions and headed to sunny So. Cal. to do my graduate work at Scripps with Jerry Joyce, solidifying my love of the RNA world. Much like Sri, I fell in love with CA. So, after completing my Ph.D. in chemistry (biochemistry, really), I returned to the east coast to work at MIT. In Bob Sauer's lab I have expanded my science into the protein world, but I'm still an RNA girl at heart. When I get the time, I'll put up some of my current research here.

Random Stuff

  • My new favorite website detailing an alternative theory to evolution (WWFSMD?).
Touched by his noodley appendage...
Touched by his noodley appendage...
  • I love snow. I get that excited little kid feeling every time it starts snowing. Skiing is also one of my favorite hobbies, such that I am always wishing for more snow (although its not working out so well this season...). Check out this cool site about snow crystals. It's really amazing how beautiful snowflakes are.
  • I was just happily reminded again of the wonderful world of Sid and Marty Krofft. I think that the 70's/80's may have been the peak of television.
Sigmund makes me smile. :)
Sigmund makes me smile. :)
  • Here is an excellent tutorial on how translation works, with an introduction by the 1971 version of nobel laureate Paul Berg. I'd like to see it in classrooms everywhere. tRNA! peptide bond!

Declarations

  • I have the messiest bench (and desk) in the lab. Paradoxically, I am a tyrant about cleanliness in common lab areas.
  • Diffusion of responsibility can be common in group situations, like a laboratory environment, where many tasks are not the explicit responsibility of any one person. Learn more about the phenomenon here.
  • KM's soapbox


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