27 September 2009
This week in independent Research, I’ve worked primarily on finalizing my email for Dr. Melton. I need to find the right balance of information about myself and the question I have. Me and my dad have been reviewing it, so It should be ready to be sent by next Wednesday. Mr. Ashcraft also informed me of a genetics conference by Sam Rhine that is going to take place at CCBC on upcoming and developing ideas in the field. I checked out the website, and found the program outline, which has an entire section devoted to organ regeneration. Mr. Ashcraft said the conference could count as a cool field trip and that I should ask other teachers and students if they would be interested in going. I also found an updated article on some of Dr. Melton’s research, which indicates the discovery of the primary progenitor cells responsible for the development of the heart. I now hope to center my project around that as the possibilities for the development of a treatment for congenital heart dieses are immense. Next week I plan on sending the email to Dr. Melton and researching more on what is transpiring in the field of organ regeneration.