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== Answers to Student Questions Spring 2013 ==
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*Hey Dr.Dahlquist, I do not know how I chose 18 for that question on journal 12, I think it must have been a typo or I was overly tired when doing the assignment.  I changed it to 120. Also made correction on my answer to question 4 and shared my matrix and transpose with you on lionshare.
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Thanks*[[User:Kevin Matthew McKay|Kevin Matthew McKay]] 13:55, 18 April 2013 (EDT)
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Hi Dr. Dahlquist,
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Sorry I didn't post a question here, I misunderstood the directions.
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I've noticed that it is really hard to explain scientific idea to those not in the science field. After numerous discussions with my roommates, some of them still do not believe global warming is an issue being worsened by people. They also don't believe it is "as bad as scientists make it out to be". Is it an issue with scientists being unable to explain their knowledge to those not in the field, or is it just too hard to convince people that their long-held beliefs are wrong?
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Thanks! (also, I think I've made all the corrections you recommended to my page, but I'm still not sure if I'm doing the template right)
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[[User:Salman Ahmad|Salman Ahmad]] 20:18, 7 February 2013 (EST)
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Good afternoon,
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I responded to your feedback for my week 1 work on my talk page.  Have a good weekend!
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[[User:Elizabeth Polidan|Elizabeth Polidan]] 19:53, 2 February 2013 (EST)
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Hey Dr. Dahlquist, did you ever consider medical school?  What made you choose the research path?
Hey Dr. Dahlquist, did you ever consider medical school?  What made you choose the research path?
[[User:Kevin Matthew McKay|Kevin Matthew McKay]] 20:34, 17 January 2013 (EST)
[[User:Kevin Matthew McKay|Kevin Matthew McKay]] 20:34, 17 January 2013 (EST)
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Hi Dr. Dahlquist, I was wondering what your favorite subject in undergraduate biology was? Also, what is some of the research you did in college, and what are you currently working on? [[User:Kasey E. O&#39;Connor|Kasey E. O&#39;Connor]] 21:31, 21 January 2013 (EST)
Hi Dr. Dahlquist, I was wondering what your favorite subject in undergraduate biology was? Also, what is some of the research you did in college, and what are you currently working on? [[User:Kasey E. O&#39;Connor|Kasey E. O&#39;Connor]] 21:31, 21 January 2013 (EST)
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:I was always interested in how cells worked, so the classes that I took related to that were the equivalent of our Cell Function course, Genetics, and Biochemistry.  I knew that I was interested in molecular biology, but I didn't actually take a course specifically in that until graduate school
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:In college, I worked in a plant physiology lab that was studying photosystem II in chloroplasts.  My advisor had discovered that some peripheral membrane proteins in photosystem II dissociated from the membrane during heat stress in wheat.  I was studying a strain of the ''Clorella pyrenoidosa'' algae that could survive at high temperatures to see whether these proteins stayed associated with the membrane.  My experiments suggested that they did, but we were not able to prove it definitively because we were having trouble purifying thylakoid membranes from the algae.
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:My current research projects are listed in the answer to James' question.
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''&mdash; [[User:Kam D. Dahlquist|Kam D. Dahlquist]] 19:27, 24 January 2013 (EST)''
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: Wow, I've never been asked this before!  The first name that came to mind was Meryl Streep.  I really admire her as an actor and would love to be on one of her movie sets experiencing how she does such a great job doing characters like Julia Child or Margaret Thatcher.
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''&mdash; [[User:Kam D. Dahlquist|Kam D. Dahlquist]] 19:32, 24 January 2013 (EST)''
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Thank you,
Thank you,
[[User:Elizabeth Polidan|Elizabeth Polidan]] 22:33, 21 January 2013 (EST)
[[User:Elizabeth Polidan|Elizabeth Polidan]] 22:33, 21 January 2013 (EST)
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:It's hard for me to imagine not doing something science-related.  One of my favorite jobs was when I worked at a book store in high school.  I was like a kid in a candy shop.  Sadly, that book store does not exist anymore; nor do many book stores.  I have become more and more interested in politics and government policy, so I could see myself as an investigative journalist, or working on government policy in some area.
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''&mdash; [[User:Kam D. Dahlquist|Kam D. Dahlquist]] 19:38, 24 January 2013 (EST)''
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Hi Dr. Dahlquist,  I was wondering what class you hated the most during undergraduate and why?  [[User:Anthony J. Wavrin|Anthony J. Wavrin]] 00:47, 22 January 2013 (EST)
Hi Dr. Dahlquist,  I was wondering what class you hated the most during undergraduate and why?  [[User:Anthony J. Wavrin|Anthony J. Wavrin]] 00:47, 22 January 2013 (EST)
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:I would have to say an Intro to Politics class that I took.  The class had a really great reading list, but all we seemed to do was sit around "bs-ing" during class and not really getting into the texts.  I distinctly remember one class where some of the students would say more and more outrageous things to see if the professor would call them out on it, but he never did.  Despite what looked like a great syllabus, I didn't feel like the class lived up to its potential.
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''&mdash; [[User:Kam D. Dahlquist|Kam D. Dahlquist]] 19:42, 24 January 2013 (EST)''
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Thanks,
Thanks,
[[User:Ashley Rhoades|Ashley Rhoades]] 01:26, 22 January 2013 (EST)
[[User:Ashley Rhoades|Ashley Rhoades]] 01:26, 22 January 2013 (EST)
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:I would have to say that my current research is the most enjoyable.  When I became a professor I was able to finally determine my research direction completely by myself (not influenced by my graduate or postdoc advisor).  That meant that I could finally choose what I was most interested in to work on.  My research projects are listed above in the answer to James' question.
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What are some of the different fields you have worked in within the area of biology? [[User:Paul Magnano|Paul Magnano]] 02:47, 22 January 2013 (EST)
What are some of the different fields you have worked in within the area of biology? [[User:Paul Magnano|Paul Magnano]] 02:47, 22 January 2013 (EST)
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:* plant physiology (photosystem II in algae)
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:* RNA biochemistry (binding of translation initiation factor IF1 to A site of small subunit of the ribosome)
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:* bioinformatics (development of [http://www.genmapp.org GenMAPP] software; development of [http://xmlpipedb.cs.lmu.edu/ XMLPipeDB] software)
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:* genomics (global transcriptional response to cold shock in yeast)
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:* biomathematics (modeling of transcriptional network controlling the cold shock response in yeast)
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:* metagenomics (diversity of soil bacteria in the Ballona Wetlands)
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''&mdash; [[User:Kam D. Dahlquist|Kam D. Dahlquist]] 19:58, 24 January 2013 (EST)''
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Hi Dr. Dahlquist,
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What drew you back to Biology after studying Philosophy?
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[[User:Helena M. Olivieri|Helena M. Olivieri]] 01:10, 23 January 2013 (EST)
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:*I wouldn't say that I ever really left biology.  I got interested in the philosophy of science when I was in high school and just briefly considered majoring in philosophy in my first semester freshman year.  The biology major didn't start until the second semester and as soon as I took my first college biology class, I made my decision to major in biology and do some philosophy on the side.  I ended up taking a few extra courses in philosophy in college and was fortunate to be able to do a specialized tutorial in the philosophy of science when I studied abroad at Oxford my junior year.  I guess I thought I wanted to approach the philosophy of science from the point of view of a practicing scientist.
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''&mdash; [[User:Kam D. Dahlquist|Kam D. Dahlquist]] 20:03, 24 January 2013 (EST)''
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Hi Dr. Dahlquist, I was wondering, after reading the Stewart and Janovy reading, whether or not you have ever thought about switching the specimens you currently do research on, for a completely different animal?   
Hi Dr. Dahlquist, I was wondering, after reading the Stewart and Janovy reading, whether or not you have ever thought about switching the specimens you currently do research on, for a completely different animal?   
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==week 12 paul magnano==
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I uploaded the genelist/GO for 5 clusters on the original assignment, im not sure why you were not able to access it on lionshare. I just re shared it with you please let me know if you cannot access it still. [[User:Paul Magnano|Paul Magnano]] 12:55, 18 April 2013 (EDT)
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== Week 1 Questions ==
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Hello Dr. Dahlquist,
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Do you believe that you have encountered any resistance from your peers throughout your career due to being a woman in a traditionally male dominated field?
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[[User:Nicole Anguiano|Nicole Anguiano]] 01:29, 3 September 2014 (EDT)
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: I don't think I would use the phrase "resistance from peers" to describe my experiences, but I will say that I have experienced some challenges unique to being a woman in my field.  I would be happy to share more with you about this offline.  ''&mdash; [[User:Kam D. Dahlquist|Kam D. Dahlquist]] 19:13, 3 September 2014 (EDT)''
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Hi Dr. Dahlquist,
Hi Dr. Dahlquist,
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What drew you back to Biology after studying Philosophy?
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What is the one thing that is at the top of your bucket list?
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[[User:Helena M. Olivieri|Helena M. Olivieri]] 01:10, 23 January 2013 (EST)
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[[User:Isabel Gonzaga|Isabel Gonzaga]] 20:09, 28 August 2014 (EDT)
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: Wow, that's a tough one.  I guess I haven't really thought of what's on my bucket list!  What immediately comes to mind is that there are restaurants that I've always wanted to eat at.  [http://sbe.com/restaurants/locations/thebazaar-beverlyhills/] Bazaar is known for it's molecular gastronomy and I definitely want to go there sometime!
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Hello Dr. Dahlquist,
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What is your favorite food to eat?  
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[[User:Chloe Jones|Chloe Jones]] 03:49, 3 September 2014 (EDT)Chloe Jones
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: It's hard to narrow it down to just one!  I often say that chips and salsa are God's perfect food!  It's a tradition in my family to get food at Hacienda del Rey on Lincoln on Friday nights--I love Mexican food!  ''&mdash; [[User:Kam D. Dahlquist|Kam D. Dahlquist]] 18:47, 3 September 2014 (EDT)''

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Hello Dr. Dahlquist, Do you believe that you have encountered any resistance from your peers throughout your career due to being a woman in a traditionally male dominated field? Nicole Anguiano 01:29, 3 September 2014 (EDT)

I don't think I would use the phrase "resistance from peers" to describe my experiences, but I will say that I have experienced some challenges unique to being a woman in my field. I would be happy to share more with you about this offline. Kam D. Dahlquist 19:13, 3 September 2014 (EDT)

Hi Dr. Dahlquist, What is the one thing that is at the top of your bucket list? Isabel Gonzaga 20:09, 28 August 2014 (EDT)

Wow, that's a tough one. I guess I haven't really thought of what's on my bucket list! What immediately comes to mind is that there are restaurants that I've always wanted to eat at. [1] Bazaar is known for it's molecular gastronomy and I definitely want to go there sometime!

Hello Dr. Dahlquist, What is your favorite food to eat? Chloe Jones 03:49, 3 September 2014 (EDT)Chloe Jones

It's hard to narrow it down to just one! I often say that chips and salsa are God's perfect food! It's a tradition in my family to get food at Hacienda del Rey on Lincoln on Friday nights--I love Mexican food! Kam D. Dahlquist 18:47, 3 September 2014 (EDT)
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