Hey everyone! Summer is really messing with my blogging skills! In the time since my last post though, I started my summer research job. I’m working with a graduate student in a lab in the biochemistry department, performing experiments on human T-cells. Basically, we have a segment of DNA (called a promoter) that controls the transcription of a certain immune protein. Our project focuses on trying to find out what the necessary factors are that result in the highest levels of transcription (production) of this protein.