Susan Parrish here. We are having a fun, albeit very busy summer here at the McDaniel Dicty lab. Kirsten and Catherine have really impressed me with their work ethic and they even have some exciting results! I will let them tell you about their results, since it is their work and I don’t want to steal their thunder. They are about to embark on project number two and the last few weeks will be very busy as they balance two projects at once.
One of my favorite aspects of being a college professor is inviting my research students over for dinner. I am fortunate to have a husband who is a wonderful cook, so this makes it much more enjoyable from my perspective. We had Catherine and Kirsten over for my husband’s fabulous BBQ last Thursday. He made his smoked BBQ brisket with grilled corn, asparagus, and squash. I made homemade baked beans, corn bread, and a cherry pie with local Baugher sour cherries. It was a veritable feast and a good time was had by all, including Bumble the Pug, our lab mascot.