Hey! It’s me, Abbie, again. Boy, has a lot been going on in TRIP! I finished my study of Black Cohosh on female fly fertility. It was crazy! It turns out that the drug increases the chances of an egg hatching and successfully developing into an adult fly! Woohoo! Now that that’s done, I get to start my own project now. I’ve had a lot of ideas, but the one that really stuck out to me was antidepressants. Okay, what about antidepressants? Well, I want to see if it affects memory… larval memory!
What gave me the inspiration to do this? How did I come up with this idea? Antidepressants are a common drug many people in my household use. Plus, neuroscience interests me! So… it’s a double win! Two interests of mine combined into one, sweet! Honestly, I have no idea what to expect in regards to this experiment. It’s something totally new to me, but that’s the fun part!
So far, TRIP has been awesome. I don’t know how else to put it! Oh, and a bit crazy! But that’s okay. I’ve met such amazing people and you know what’s the best part? We all have the same interest: science! Working with these people has been so fun and it’s opened my eyes to things I’ve never seen before. I can’t wait for what the future sessions hold!