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Fun with lasers

Microdissection is used when we want to examine the RNA or composition of a specific cell type that is difficult to separate normally.

Weekend road trip

We packed up our bags on a mini road trip to some of Texas' biggest cities over the Fourth of July weekend.

A Simple Introduction

I want to help develop the bridge between each aspect of agriculture, from the farmer to the researcher and to the consumer.

A close-up look at Setaria viridis

From my first week at the Noble Research Institute, I’ve been growing and taking care of several flats of Setaria viridis, more commonly known as green foxtails.

Keep Austin Noble

Great friends. Great food. Two great cities.

Bat Bridge kayaking and Noble Sandwich Co.

The Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin, Texas, is a famous home to approximately 1.5 million bats during the summer months, and every night at sunset, crowds gather to watch the nocturnal animals swarm out from their nests beneath the bridge.

Four things I’ve learned from mob grazing

One of my projects while interning with the Noble Research Institute was a "mob," or high stock density grazing, simulation.

Desert

As I watched this ballet of wind and water elementals I thought quietly to myself—actually I had to scream-think it because of the noise of the maelstrom – "Boy, was this Iowa boy ever ignorant. How could I ever have thought that this place was a desert?"

Rain is not always a good thing

Before I left home to head to Ardmore, I was told numerous times that I needed a boat in order to get around. I didn’t take much heed to this advice, though I almost needed to.

Journey to Nobility

I’m now looking forward to this coming summer in Ardmore with the Noble Research Institute. I can’t wait to unveil the mysteries of science with my fellow scholars and lab members.