July 17th, 2007

Two weeks of results, gone.

So my research advisor leaves for a few days on the 4th holiday and I am left to plate some cultures for a selection assay for the first time. I ask the grad student in the lab who does related research about the procedure. Needless to say my advisor returns, after I plate two sets and incubate them, no results, no growth, no anything. He returns and we go into troubleshooting mode and discuss my next steps, turns out I wasn't supposed to dilute before plating.

Thank you grad student for ruining my first and only results so far, I will not be asking you anymore questions more difficult than the location of glassware or various liquids. Even though I am only doing research part time this makes it seem like and feel like I have wasted a month and a half.
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