I have finally updated my resume since beginning my graduate program and project within the Golos lab. I am preparing for a couple upcoming deadlines, one of which being an Abstract Submission for the International Federation of Placenta Associations conference which will be in Tokyo, Japan this fall! I plan to present RNAseq data in vitro infection of reproductive tissues on gene expression changes of some of the common virulent strains of Listeria monocytogenes.
My research has been a bit slow to get off the ground as I am consolidating years worth of fecal samples and outlining the animals and time points which will be most relevant for my microbiome studies. As always with spring break coming up and other studies arising, sometimes your thesis project has to take a back burner. I'm excited to analyze the RNA data and fingers crossed I'll be exploring Tokyo this fall!