This past weekend I headed over to Sarasota to attend the AChemS meeting of taste and smell researchers. The drive out across Alligator Alley is pretty scenic in some spots…
Turkey vulture cruising around over some sawgrass
Once I got over to the west side, I met up with some friends from USF (Jayne, Kyle, and Dan) to take in the meeting’s activities and some non-meeting activities as well…
Thursday evening was my 4 HOUR poster session. It went well – talked to lots and lots of smart people. Most researchers at the meeting work on mice and rats as mammalian models, so it took a little work to find common ground; but I did learn about the astounding range of new techniques available to me in my future research.
I did find some time to head to the ocean as well. Siesta Key has an absolutely gorgeous beach!
After the beach, Dave and I went canoeing. We saw an osprey and some pretty cool mangrove roots covered in white barnacles.
Hope everyone else had a fun weekend too!