Kryska’s Corner: Recent Lab commitments

My lab is high-tech, but not this much
My lab is high-tech, but not this much

Since coming back to LA, I wanted to get the most out of my time left in LA, so I decided to get my shit together and join another lab.

Due to my sheer luck, my frat bro’s lab was looking for an undergrad to help them in their studies. The lab works with using saliva to detect for cancer markers; along with markers for various diseases. The lab, Dr. Wong’s lab, is literally packed full of post-docs, so…I’m literally the only undergraduate working there.

To make it seem even more intense, I do the same job that lab employees (about $21/hr pay) perform and other trivial tasks that no one wants to do.

Tough much.

Eating food in a wet lab, now that's not standard lab behavior. OSHA's going to have a bitch fit.
Eating food in a wet lab, now that’s not standard lab behavior. OSHA’s going to have a bitch fit.

Along with my involvement in the saliva lab, I also got acquainted with a lab that has to do with establishing how organisms orient themselves in time and space. This lab, I obtained with my own full credit, but overall the level of work to be done is pale in comparison to the first lab. Not sure if I’m going to hang on, but seems fun though.

-Kryska.

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