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Unformatted text preview: Sam Seider Brian Asen Biology 150 11 March 2008 Graduate Shadowing Walking to the Hayes lab far away from my southeast dorm, I became nervous thinking about meeting an incredibly intelligent graduate student whose extraordinarily comprehensive experiments would make me feel like I knew absolutely nothing. All of my fears subsided when I met Chris Mayne. Immediately, this brilliant young scientist, dressed in jeans and a sweatshirt, began talking with me about his various experiments and put me to work. His goal for me was to extract DNA pellets from the tissue samples of mice that he had prepared for us. While decanting solutions and using the centrifuge, Chris described his work in detail. He told me of how his research started with questions about vitamin D deficiency and multiple sclerosis. Chris said that there were ties between vitamin D deficiency and the disease. His experiments involved giving mice MS and trying to find a way to link the disease with the expression of the vitamin within...
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