At this point it appears Maryland is where I am most likely to get a job. I don’t exactly have fond memories of Maryland, but beggars can’t be choosers. Last time I was there was for my class trip. I ended up getting a really bad sunburn, by really bad I mean my forehead swelled to the point it looked like I have been hit by a baseball. I also ended up getting sick which later became pneumonia. But, I am willing to give it another chance if that means I can have a job I like.
All of these lovely mosquito samples were transferred into these tubes from wells today. My thumb hurts and the lab feels like a sauna. Next up, transferring the other 100+ samples into tubes.
After going stir crazy the last few weeks, I finally went back to the research lab. While it only consisted of doing inventory, it was good to be back. Of course SDS sheets were just about impossible to find and there are several highly toxic, carcinogenic chemicals that have been sitting around for years.
I did this process with my least favorite professor, but she ended up basically offering me a job for the fall! It’s not a job I want, but it will bring in some extra money and be good for graduate school applications.
Next week I’m back to finding Avian Pox Virus DNA in mosquitos (hopefully).