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!


About Tricia

I am a science geek who loves traveling and anything to do with the ocean!

3 responses »

  1. Tricia says:

    you are so weird. 🙂

    btw, i need you to sign a release form saying i get 100% of profits you gain from your new found fame. also, do you know a lawyer who could help me draw that up?

  2. Dave says:

    I made the blog, so I guess that means I’m famous!

    Things are gonna start happenning to me now!

  3. mom says:

    nice poster big sized. when you showed me here, it was on the computer so it was hard to read
    love ya

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