Counting to 300!!

I never imagined spending my afternoon counting cell colonies on a plate. It was a long yet exciting (not really) process that allowed us to calculate the transformation frequency. Although this lab was bland, I was able to learn how to do the drip method better onto a plate without the risk of contamination. I also tried something new for lunch today and it was actually really good. In addition, for the first time in a while, I felt like I finally understood how to use Galaxy and it was such a rewarding feeling. I also learned about nicknames that my peers have and that was a pretty exciting experience. We also had a group activity where we placed really fun and colorful stickers on a poster which helped us describe how we felt about the completion of our projects. Also I am super excited because my chemostat finally started to work (knock on wood)! I also played ping pong after I finished my work and it was really fun to be with my new friends.

About me:

Hi! My name is Ely and I am from Los Angeles, California. Outside of my academic life, I love to run with my team, draw in my free time, and read whenever I need a break. I also love spending time with my family, friends, and my birds ( Kiwi, Chip, Nebby, and Pepino).  Here at SSP, you can find me fixing my chemostat in the lab, drinking some sort of caffeinated drink, or sleeping in my dorm room.