Welcome to my update for the month of April! This will be a shorter one since I was focused mainly on school and finishing exams, but there is still some progress I've made on projects and my knowledgebase. So, here we go!
Quote of the Month
"Watch your thoughts. They become words.
Watch your words. They become actions.
Watch your actions. They become habits.
Watch your habits. They become character.
Watch your character. It becomes your destiny."
- Lao Tzu
Writing Exams and Finishing the Winter Term
This month, as I mentioned earlier, was focused mainly on finishing my final exams for the end of the winter term. They went well, and I'm excited to be able to focus on projects and extra-curriculars again.
Rapid Progress on the Bio-Age Assay
For the past month the Biotein team has been working hard on planning out our testing procedure for the bio-age assay so that we can launch the high-quality, protein-based bio-age test as soon as possible. Super excited to continue working on it and looking forward to launching the product once it's ready.
Exploring Genetic Algorithms
Continuing my deep dive into evolutionary algorithms, this month I explored genetic algorithms specifically to understand how they're coded and their possible applications in viral escape prediction.
Releasing the Brakes on the Immune System
Cancer Immunotherapy: Immune Checkpoint Blockade Therapy
In this article I explore the science behind immune checkpoint blockade therapies against CTLA-4 and the PD-1/PD-L1 system, as my second addition to my series on cancer immunotherapy.