I talk about research lab a lot, so I figured a picture of what I work with would be interesting. I try really hard doing the best I can do. Things have been going a lot better for me recently. Not only because I am much more experienced and used to it now, but also because my professor and grad student supervisor devised a little protocol change for me and that has been yielding results that are a lot better.

They look like needle devices because of the little syringes don’t they? Haha. But they’re not. The bottom cylinders are made of glass and inside are filters that collect bacteria cells from the ocean. My job is to extract DNA from these cells. The purpose of the syringe is to remove the stuff inside and I’m guessing that it’s sterile. It’s a pretty lengthy process that takes about two days per extraction.