From not knowing how to hold a micropipette to being able to sort 60 flies in less than 5 minutes, it sure has been a TRIP from week 1 to week 11.
Who knew that a TRIP to Target would strike inspiration for a research project that sparked a newfound love for science? When it came time to propose a plan for my independent project, I asked if Olly vitamins could counteract stress. Through the Open Field Test and Social Space Assay, I reached a conclusion that Olly vitamins do, in fact, overturn the stress caused by a lack of sleep!
Well, time really does “fly” when you are having fun! Because of the “flyest” instructors, Dr. Leystra and Dr. Purdy, and TAs, Z. Nadija, and Matt, I was able to gain invaluable experience, whilst also having a good time in the lab! I am incredibly thankful for the knowledge I gained about fruit flies, the new friendships, and the mentorship that TRIP has offered me!