About Bailey Peck

Bailey is a 4th year doctoral candidate in the Genetics & Molecular Biology Program at UNC. She is investigating the role of non-coding RNAs, including miRNAs, in regulating proliferation and differentiation of the intestinal epithelium as part of her thesis work in the Sethupathy Lab. She previously held the position of SWAC Outreach Coordinator, managing the efforts of SWAC’s social media presence. Bailey is the current Vice President and Chief Editor of SWAC.

by Bailey Peck March 8, 2016

Author’s forward There are days in which a scientist finds herself needing to express her “mean genes.” When an experimental control fails, when Reviewer 3 sinks a paper, when someone drinks the last cup of communal coffee and fails to … Continue reading

by Bailey Peck December 26, 2015

Graduate school preliminary exams are dreaded, anticipated, and for me, thankfully over. In the days before taking my second preliminary exam, my oral qualifying exam, I self-evaluated and determined that I was handling the stress of my impending exam exceptionally … Continue reading

by Bailey Peck October 20, 2015

This year’s Nobel Prizes in Medicine were awarded to William C. Campbell, Satoshi Ōmura, and Youyou Tu whose work to develop novel therapies for the treatment of globally devastating parasitic diseases such as River Blindness, Lymphatic Filariasis (Elephantiasis), and malaria. … Continue reading

by Bailey Peck July 8, 2015

Puppies are cute. We don’t often get to see them in utero, but now we can, thanks to this sweet radiograph courtesy of my mom, a Labradoodle breeder at Red Rock Doodles. Can you guess the number of puppies by … Continue reading

by Bailey Peck June 1, 2015

Requiem for a Western Blot: A Haiku on Reversing the Positive and Negative Electrodes Two weeks to prepare It’s time to transfer this gel Data finally? Excitement building Put the wires on backwards Proteins all lost, $%!#   PEER EDITED … Continue reading

by Bailey Peck May 21, 2015

No one can accuse the opah, Lampris guttatus, of being a cold fish. Nor could one call it a cold-hearted fish. Even if it were the most emotionally distant and bitter of all fish, the opah is in fact a … Continue reading

by Bailey Peck May 6, 2015

Contrary to scientific consensus, the public at large continues to harbor concerns over the consumption of foods containing  Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs. To make matters worse, scientists have now discovered we have unknowingly been eating GMO foods for more … Continue reading

by Bailey Peck April 29, 2015

Most people would presume the safest place to survive the imminent Zombie apocalypse would be in an underground bunker. This erroneous conclusion has led to the untimely death of a large number of soft-shelled clams – admittedly not by Zombieism … Continue reading