User talk:Kasey E. O'Connor

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Week 12 Journal Feedback

  • Thank you for submitting your assignment on time.
  • Good interpretation of your GO terms. Recall that the process of ribosome biogenesis, to which a lot of your terms relate, is known to be up-regulated during cold shock.

Kam D. Dahlquist 12:29, 18 April 2013 (EDT)

Week 12 Shared Journal Feedback

  • With regard to question 4: be careful when talking about the "accuracy" of a p value. The individual gene's p value just tells us that we would see that big of a change in gene expression due to chance, that percentage of the time. The other factors that might influence that amount of change in gene expression could be technical issues with the experiment itself. Also, the Gene Ontology terms and transcription factors are two separate considerations. GO terms are associated with a group of genes who all play a part in that process the term describes. There are some terms related to transcription and transcription factors, but most GO terms are related to other parts of a cell's physiology. YEASTRACT tells us about which transcription factors regulate a group of genes.

Kam D. Dahlquist 15:23, 19 April 2013 (EDT)

Week 1 Journal Feedback

  • Thank you for submitting your assignment on time.
  • There are just a couple things that you need to fix on your individual user page and shared journal page. Please make these changes by next week's journal deadline (midnight, February 8) to earn back the points you missed on this assignment.
    1. You are using the wrong syntax to link to a file. Currently your link takes you to the OpenWetWare information page about the file you uploaded. You want to create a link that automatically downloads the file when it is clicked on. Instead of using [[Image:Delta Delta Delta and St. Jude Children's Hospital.pdf]], use [[Media:Delta Delta Delta and St. Jude Children's Hospital.pdf | Delta Delta Delta and St. Jude Children's Hospital]].
    2. You have used the summary field only a few times. The goal is to use it every time you make a change.
    3. On the Week 1 shared journal page, make a link back to your user page at the top of the section where you answered the questions.

Kam D. Dahlquist 19:19, 30 January 2013 (EST)

Kasey, I answered your question on my user talk page. Kam D. Dahlquist 19:28, 24 January 2013 (EST)

You asked: "Hey Dr. Fitzpatrick. I wanted to ask what your favorite class was in college, and what part of mathematics you have found to be the most challenging through out all your years in the field. Kasey E. O'Connor 21:34, 21 January 2013 (EST)"

My answers: Real analysis at the undergrad and graduate levels were my favorite courses. Had I not left Auburn with my master's to work in industry, I'd likely have ended up in pure mathematics doing real analysis. As to the challenges, I'd have to say modeling is the most difficult thing. In pure math, you make assumptions and derive conclusions from them. In science (which modeling really is), you hypothesize what you think the right assumptions are. You then analyze those assumptions to see where they lead, and then you have to return to the "real world" to see if those conclusions "match up."

Ben G. Fitzpatrick 13:27, 3 February 2013 (EST)

Week 2 Journal Feedback

  • Thank you for submitting your assignment on time.
  • You have provided a reasonable discussion; however, it would be helpful in the future to provide some graphs (either in a single file -- see Elizabeth's file for a nice job of complete specification of simulation runs) or embedded in the discussion (see Ashley's page).
  • The waste issue is an interesting one, and you have identified a specific product that should increase mortality. How might that look in the differential equations?

Ben G. Fitzpatrick 13:17, 4 February 2013 (EST)