Taal Volcano not so tall

Today we left at 3 am to head for Taal volcano, which is famous for having a lake inside the crater of an active volcano. It was the most breathtaking view we've had in the Philippines, and the hike from the base to the top took no more than an hour (with breaks). It wasn't even … Continue reading Taal Volcano not so tall

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I did it myself

Today, Hsiang took the day off after celebrating her birthday Sunday. That left me with my very own PCR project. With a little guidance from Ate Nani, I obtained all my own samples, made the custom buffer, ran the PCR, made my own gel, ran electrophoresis, and analyzed the results. What a full day!

UV Miserable

The last couple days, I have been running and revising Hsiang's protocol for her post-doctoral thesis. This includes 14 individual hour-long UV-Visible spectroscopy runs in 2 days- plus 8 more tomorrow and 3 next week. I also get to analyze the data partially by hand (the spectrophotometer takes a scan every second!). Luckily, the adjustments … Continue reading UV Miserable