October 2021 Goals


After a month-long vacation, I’m in Woods Hole and I’m now a Postdoctoral Scholar :open_mouth: So as much as I’d like to be like Gibbs and leap over my responsibilities like a flying loaf of bread, it’s time to get back to it and make the most of the next 18 months.

August Goals Recap

Gigas Gonad Methylation:

  • Addressed reading committee edits!

Hawaii Gigas Methylation:

  • Addressed reading committee edits! I was pretty low on time (and energy) so I didn’t do more than the minimum requirements


  • Format published chapters using Huskydown in this Github repository. There were several things that were a bit annoying to figure out since I needed to use Latex for certain things like tables, but now I have a pretty nice template for individual papers.
  • Submitted my dissertation and it was approved!


  • Cleaned out office and reorganized -80ºC freezer
  • Put a plan together for finishing remaining projects

October Goals

Gigas Gonad Methylation:

  • Revisit genes with DML and association with enrichment
  • Update methods and results
  • Rework discussion to include more direct comparisons to other oyster methylation papers

Hawaii Gigas Methylation:

  • Clean up any remaining comments
  • Send manuscript to Maria to get methods information
  • Email Rajan and ask for input
  • Review DSS script and determine if I should go back to methylKit for better interpretation
  • Extract SNPs with EpiDiverse and create a relatedness matrix
  • Look at methylation islands and non-methylated regions
  • Examine overlaps between DML and other epigenomic datasets from Sascha

Coral Transcriptomics:

  • Review Maggie’s extraction protocol and previous work
  • Determine if metatranscriptomics, metabolomics, and/or methylation analysis are viable options


  • Complete onboarding
  • Think about goals and potential projects for postdoc
  • Outline a project for NSF PRFB and contact letter writers
  • Identify additional papers for ocean acidification and reproduction review
  • Complete review for Scientific Data
Written on October 1, 2021