Saturday, July 20, 2013

A experiência continua

Imuno-histoquímica (Immunohistochemistry) has been one of my most recent tasks in the lab. The procedure involves making sections of brain tissue (for my specific project), incubating them in a primary and secondary antibody, staining the sections, mounting the sections onto microscope slides, and dehydration of the tissues. The procedure takes some time, but I think that immunohistochemisty is more straight forward than immunoblotting.

This is one of my panoramas from a weekend trip to Rio de Janeiro that features Ipanema beach. The weather was wonderful and I was able to catch up on some much needed relaxation. It was great!

As I was walking down the street, I saw this little guy and I said to myself "Oh, let me take a picture of this so that I can post it on the MHIRT blog! Well, here it is! In the meantime, I went on a google search to determine what type of caterpillar it was. From what I found, I believe that it might be a Tetrio Sphinx caterpillar, which will morph into a moth (not a butterfly).

In the middle is Flavia. We were invited to her going away party at restaurant called Atelie do Espeto. The food was great and we had a really good time!
This was my first time trying coração, which translates to heart. Specifically, they were chicken hearts. If you look at the heart 2nd from the bottom, you can see the tip of the aorta! The texture was a little different but I enjoyed it.
Overall, I am still having an awesome time in Brasil! 

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