I spend most of my time playing Ultimate and studying for endless midterms and finals.
Biochemistry is kind of interesting…
Today we learned about this enzyme called F26BP that works inside the cell to regulate glycolysis and gluconeogenesis. This enzyme is externally controlled by glucagon and insulin that are released into the blood stream. Using receptors on the cell surface and a series of signaling molecules, F26BP is increased or decreased accordingly.
It’s just really interesting because when I thought about my research I always thought of it from an organic chemist’s perspective but just skimmed over the biological part that ultimately puts my research in context. I never really thought about the blood/cell membrane barrier and how any drug that is made has to consider where the target is and how to get the drug there.
Maybe writing the intro to my thesis won’t be that bad afterall… It’s really cool that most of the time our bodies can do all these thousands of different reactions without us even noticing.
I’m definitely a nervous crafter…
18 days until I go home!
What am I gonna do when my friends are more than a hundred feet away?!?
I wanna tell Kaca that I wanna have a beer with her before she leaves!
… But is that weird?!?
So I’ve done pretty much nothing for my thesis.. It’s really all my fault because I’m bored with what I’m doing and have no motivation. And it’s stressful because I think my advisor sees that, and I don’t want him to be disapproving/disappointed and just generally annoyed with me. I get anxious/nervous when I go into his office and I think that’s why I almost always drag Abby with me.
I’ve been thinking about not thesising but I think I would really regret it if I don’t. But just because I’ll regret it doesn’t necessarily mean I have to keep doing what I dread, right..?
Anyway, hiding out in my carrel is making me feel a little better.