Archives for April, 2011

Experimental Biology 2011-Day 1

Day 1 (Saturday) of the meeting was nothing short of exciting!! The only problem with these large meetings is that there are multiple interesting seminars occurring simultaneously. How to choose??? The first symposium that I attended was on Translational Research. This area of research seeks to apply discoveries in the laboratory or field to the…

Experimental Biology 2011!!

I am packing my bags and my posters for the upcoming Experimental Biology Conference in Washington DC. My flight leaves tomorrow and I cannot wait to see the many posters and seminars on comparative physiology! This has to be one of my favorite conferences. I will be sure to write from the meeting and keep…

Speaking of Antifreeze…

Icefish are not the only “cool” animal out there. It turns out there are actually quite a few species that are resistant to freezing. Here is a brief list of some of my favorites: Snow Fleas: These fleas produce a glycine-rich antifreeze protein which differs from other insects suggesting that this was an independent adaptation…