Friday, December 7, 2012

End of Biochemistry

Biochemistry is o-v-e-r! Done done done. I also wrapped up my Dental Simulations rotations this afternoon. Only three exams until I’m reunited with my girls in Phoenix for winter break. I keep texting everyone with random things we’re going to do: Grab coffee at a drive-through. Write. Watch the History Channel together. Sit by the pool and make some Vitamin D (which is a steroid vitamin and needs to be hydroxylated in the liver and the kidney to become the functional metabolite stored in the fat).

The exam room was hot. When I walked out of the smoldering exam room, the cool fresh air felt a welcome relief. I could breathe.

The last day of Biochemistry lecture Sharon, Z and I made a cake for our biochemistry professors… in the shape of Krebs bicycle.

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This is our attempt at a self-picture with our cake.

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We had a lot of interesting lectures for this class. I studied the TCA cycle and metabolism for the tenth time in my life, but with dental facts mixed in. We also had many wonderful guest lecturers who presented ongoing developments in their labs.

How is bone resorption associated with inflammation? How does Fluoride inhibit carbohydrate metabolism in bacteria? These are questions I never even thought to ask. This brought a new degree of relevance and made biochemistry a lot more interesting.

This is one of the biggest classes we have as first years, and I am so happy to be done. And to have survived. Studying made me do some irrational things but ohmygod this sense of relief is wonderful. I need to put my Biochemistry packets away and get some sleep for tomorrow.

10 comments:

  1. I'm quite curious about how you make your vitamin d because for me, the natural type of it is something that you can only get from the sun. Well, there are lots of vitamin d supplement that you can find nowadays but we just need to make sure that it is safe for us to take.

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  2. Great work, keep it up! will see that again.

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