July/August Update

Wow! Time flies! July and August were a whirlwind. I finished up my summer lab work – DNA analysis on tree roots in Yucatán caves and soil water extractions to investigate the impacts of soil properties and extraction method on soil water. At the beginning of August, I presented my work at the Ecological Society … More July/August Update

June Update

Look at those bands!! June began with an incredibly successful PCR test using a new reagent mix that is designed to work efficiently when PCR-inhibiting polysaccharides from plants are present. After many failed tests, seeing this gel light up with amplified DNA was a wonderful feeling to say the least. So I am moving forward … More June Update

May Update

I cannot believe it is already May! 2018 is flying by… I am gearing up for a summer of lab work – sequencing DNA from roots collected in Yucatán caves, processing stems and leaves for stable isotopes, and working on an additional study investigating the influence of soil properties on water isotope values. I have … More May Update