My favorite project during this internship was my investigation of Foxp1 expression protein pERK1. pERK1 is a protein that degrades extremely quickly which makes detecting it difficult. I enjoyed this project because it was particularly challenging and it brought me closer to my peers and mentor. The tasks prior to this one were not particularly challenging and I could do them by myself relatively easily. However the investigation of pERK1 was not one my prior experiences and background knowledge could help me solve alone. Therefore, I worked closely with my lab partners and mentor, and as a team, we found not only the degradation time, but also the degradation pathway.