1050 is a photo essay segment where we tell a story with photos (worth 1000 words) and captions of 50 words or fewer.
In this instalment of 1050, Heather Baker, an undergraduate researcher, shows us around Dr. Robert Campbell’s lab.
I started in the Campbell Lab as part of a chemistry class that exposes undergraduate students to research. When I began my work in the lab, I only had one year of undergraduate science under my belt and was super nervous. There were definitely a few times where I made really minor mistakes but would freak out silently for days after. As time went on, I grew more comfortable and absolutely loved the research I was doing. My project was trying to develop a new blue fluorescent protein, which I continued through the entire school year and the following summer.