Since most people have no idea what I do at work, I thought I'd present a quick list of Today. All this is supposed to do is let people know what I do for 8-10 hours each day. Temporally, that's a large part of my life, so I thought you guys might be entertained by the events that go on in a representatve day in the life of Jacob:
Cut 3 mouse brains into slices 1/25 the thickness of a piece of paper
Grow neurons in a petri dish and put some DNA into them so we can tell how a certain protein is affecting them
Perform statistical tests on a large amount of data
Run an assay called "quantitative fluorometric reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction," (QFRT-PCR) which tells me precisely how much of a specific kind of RNA is present in a mouse brain at a certain time.
Stare into space for a about 15 minutes
The Frenchman jokingly suggests that sexual harassment runs rampant in our lab
In response to his comment, we cause sexual harassment to run rampant in the lab
Eat a lot of mints
Time to go home
I hope that was interesting. I'm too tired to post anything insightful today. Which is ironic, because I just pointed people from IAM towards this page. Now they'll all be disappointed in the quality of these posts and beat the bejeezus out of me.
But they have to catch me, first.Posted on June 27, 2002 12:00 PM