It is official, our new lab is up and running. It is so exciting. Granted, we have been in the space for over a month now, but recently we got our freezer and refrigerator. This may seem minor to any ordinary individual, but for a lab, it’s a REAL BIG DEAL! Go ahead and make fun of me for being so nerdy but it feels so good to finally be back in action instead of sitting at my computer all day dealing with administrative stuff.
One of the best things about starting our very own new lab is that I get to organize everything from the beginning. If you know me at all then you know that sometimes I have a little bit of OCD when it comes to cleanliness and organization (thanks mom!). Even though outsiders may find this annoying it does make things in the long run a lot easier. For example, when I set up my reactions:
This is a 384 well PCR plate. Trust me, you get dizzy quickly when loading these guys, but I have to admire the efficiency of it all. So naturally I color code it so that I can set up my reaction seamlessly. Beautiful right?!?!
Well thats all for today, just wanted to share my excitement. Cross your fingers that all of these reactions worked!