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How do we measure pH? Shifting pKw values across Monterey Bay

In the following presentation, we explored how pKw shifts across Monterey Bay utilizing buoy data, excel macros, and ArcGIS. Since pH is a measurement of the concentration of [H+] ions in solutions measuring pKw helps to contextualize changes in pH. … Continue reading

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Myripristis berndti: the Squirrel, the Soldier, and Bigscales

What a cute little fish. The following presentation is an overview of the M. berndti pan-tropical species of fish. It goes by many names, as indicated above, but it is an extremely successful fish thanks to long pelagic larval development period that … Continue reading

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The Importance of Reflection

Being able to reflect on your circumstances is a cornerstone of any good scientific process. It is literally built into the fabric of how we view our lives, science, and the world around us. This past summer I was given the … Continue reading

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Systems Biology Review: Evolutionary changes in promoter and enhancer activity during human corticogenesis

In this presentation, Gina Dabbah and I review the “Evolutionary Changes in Promoter and Enhancer Activity During Human Corticogenesis” which compares the gene expression profile between Human, Macaques, and Mice through early brain development. This presentation was given to a … Continue reading

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Dongsha: home base for Ctenochaetus striatus in the Coral Triangle

Sinks and sources of genetic diversity are important to recognize as they shape the ways we are able to make decisions about fisheries management. Ctenochaetus striatus is a pan-tropical surgeonfish whose genetic diversity is wide-spread due to their habitat preferences and … Continue reading

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Baby Fish and Climate Change

Climate Change is the most pressing issues humanity has faced in its short time on this planet. The loss of species, degradation of habitats, and speed of change leaves many ecosystems barren and starving. The burning of fossil fuels has … Continue reading

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Why use Multiple Assemblers for De Novo Trancriptome Assembly?

An emerging problem in bioinformatics and specifically transcriptomics is the sequencing of non-model organism that do not have a reference genome. This reference genome acts as a puzzle lid, giving us the ability to match our transcript pieces to the … Continue reading

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