So this past week I was informed that the kits would arrive sometime next week leaving me with about 2 weeks to get some data and analyze it, which is not a lot of time at all but will have to do. In that light, I have spent the last several days doing everything I can so that when they actually do arrive, I can hit the ground running. I have organized all the sample into the appropriate subgroups [normal weight, overweight, and obese], prepared a workbench, and begun working on my poster. On Monday I will be adding PBS to all the samples and hopefully begin sonications. Other than that, I have mostly just spent my time helping out with data entry and screening subjects for the ongoing heat studies. Hopefully by the end of next week, I will have some data to talk about.