The golden lab rule I live by.

Every lab has rules and regulations to follow in the lab. Different labs follow different rules. The rules vary mostly depending on the professor who owns the lab, the personnel running it, the students who do research and a lot of other factors that may come into play. Basic rules start with having a lab…

A calm in the storm in the lab #adayinthelife

Yesterday I measured my protein absorbances so I could calculate my protein amounts and start my western blots. I had completed my 3T3-L1 differentiation experiments for four of my drug samples with three different concentrations each. This is the first round for this experiment. Apart from the drug samples, I needed to have two 10…

The best piece of advice that I ever received.

Before I left for further studies overseas, my Dad told me to ‘burn my bridges’. I have, but little did I know that piece of advice would be the strength and push to my daily grind while I am overseas without family and sometimes with little to no support. I have burned bridges, and burned…

Celebrating lil sweet achievements #adayinthelife

I got home at around 1 am. The day’s experiments went well. It felt good. So good. It was one of celebration. Of the sweetest achievement. Our HepG2 cells are okay now. I guess the time for trypsinization in the incubator needs to be lengthened. At least 7 minutes or more. I was so relieved…

My first ever purchase on Google Play Books

Today I made my first ever purchase on Google Play Books. I was desperate for some stirring that I could sense my inner man desperately needs (wants?). It was ‘Make your bed’ by Admiral William H. McRaven who served in the Navy SEAL. I was yearning for deep inspiration that would prick me in my…

I wake up at 3 am to plan then go back to sleep #adayinthelife

Slept around 8 pm last night. So I notice I’ve been drinking water more now that I am taking a rest from flavored drinks. I’m actually feeling good too. My mind is at ease. I’m deciphering and differentiating details well and it seems that I feel things are working themselves out in my mind for…