User talk:Brian P. Josey/Notebook/2010/06/16

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Steve Koch 22:57, 18 June 2010 (EDT): Especially in the second movie, the droplets look non-spherical / ellipsoidal. Any explanation for that?

Brian P. Josey 17:41, 19 June 2010 (EDT) I really don't know. A part of me wants to say that it could be that I'm not doing something right with the microscope, or something else like that, but I don't know.

Steve Koch 23:01, 18 June 2010 (EDT): Bottom movie definitely moving upward, I agree. This is all great, you're learning a bunch of useful things and unique to the lab too (e.g., magnetic modeling, making magnets, emulsions). Agree that taking some time to create a way of mounting the magnet stably will be a very good thing. Also, at some point we should do some re-grouping. I am wondering whether taking leap to very difficult intracellular experiment would make sense. We may not have the funds or know-how. Keeping that in mind good, though.

Brian P. Josey 17:41, 19 June 2010 (EDT) Thanks. I really like this project, and taking the time to go off and do different things and figure them out on my own. It can be frustrating sometimes when no one knows the answers to the problems that I hit, but figuring them out becomes that much more rewarding when I do. I agree, we probably should re-group next week, I've been throwing around more ideas than I've put into my notebook so far, and it could be beneficial to talk about some of them. Also, I realize moving into intracellular experiments will be harder than everything else that I've done so far, but it's no secret that I do want to try it, despite the challenges. We should talk about that too. It might make more sense though to measure the velocity to confirm the force, and then simulate a couple ferritin attached to other proteins or organelles.