Polar Science 2006 Blog
Week 8 Report from the Lab Team
Greetings Polar Scientists!
It is a very exciting time here in the Hawke Lab at York University, as we have started our sectioning and staining of the Weddell seal muscle. In this week's update I discuss my progress over the last few weeks. I have performed serial Metachromatic staining on the mouse tissue, sectioned Weddell seal muscle, completed my first Oil-Red-O and Metachromatic stains on the seal tissue, and learned how to count fat droplets stained with Oil-Red-O.
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It has been a huge pleasure updating all of you young scientists over the last several months, and I encourage all of you to contact me if you have any questions about my work. Over the next few weeks, I will be performing serial sections of the Weddell seal muscle and confirming the specificity of my staining protocols using overlaid images. As well, I will be analyzing the muscle fibre type and intramuscular fat distribution using SimplePCI. Keep checking my blog to read updates of my work.
Jesse @ York University