I have officially finished all the wet lab work needed to answer the questions that were presented at the beginning of this summer. All that work, 7 weeks of lab work, for 2mL of pure bacterial DNA. I pulled 12 hour days in the lab to get to here.
I don’t want to let go. I figured out the differences between the bacteria growing on the two separate conditions but I want to follow this project to the end and I can’t. It is a bit heart breaking but I can take everything I have learned back to my own lab. Mainly, methods to NOT MIX UP MY SAMPLES! But I would have never learned these tips and tricks without this experience. I made a lot of mistakes, but looking back on it I’m glad I did.