August 2017 Goals

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Update on July goals:

  • I’m just waiting on a comments from a couple of people, but otherwise the Puget Sound common garden paper is written and ready to go
  • I decided to use a mollusc-specific kit for RNA extractions from the abductor muscle because the QC/concentration kept being so low. Kit is now in and anticipating scallops will be sent off for sequencing next week.
  • Got final confirmation that Mark and I won’t be able to outsource preparation of our TagSeq libraries at UT, so we will be buying a small kit and making test libraries this month.
  • Waiting until August 7 or so to send probes off, as I want to check out one other potential transcriptome resource.

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Goals June 2017

This is my first summer in Chicago and first summer during my dissertation without any fieldwork! Instead I’ll be doing lots of lab work to process samples from previous field seasons and a bit of writing on the first and second chapters of my dissertation. Since our adviser and most of our lab is away for the summer, my lab mate and I are instigating monthly summer goals. To accountability!

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Goals December 2016

  • Prepare for committee meeting on Dec. 8
    • Run EEMS, PCA, Structure, Bayescan, Migrate-N on cleaned, “final” denovo GBS assembly
    • Take stock of how many sites I have pH/temperature/salinity data for.
    • Create slides to discuss work from Summer 2016, planned transcriptomics
      • Graph survival in individual experiments
    • Create slides to discuss status of work from Summer 2015
  • Adult Olympia oyster experiment
    • Update spreadsheet with notes from final sampling day at Manchester
    • Have Roberts lab ship samples
  • Alpheus paper
    • Write discussion section
    • Make poster for SICB
  • 2bRAD Olympia oyster project
    • finish libraries of redos to send off for sequencing (by Dec. 20!)