Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Dreams Do Come True
Today I had my first day of Italian research and boy, I did the most exciting things. I'm working with one of the post docs in the lab, but it seems that I will be moving around working on different projects depending on the week. My lab studies sexual selection in guppies so this is what I got to do: First we take a fish from the room, then we anesthetize him. Then we take his picture and weigh him. Now the fun part: we put some saline solution on him and stroke him until he releases sperm. Then we use this program to measure how fast his sperm moves. The post doc, Alessandro was great and let me try a bunch of the techniques and I am so so happy and blessed to have this opportunity!!