Tag Archives: Lab talk

Lab Talk: The Next Stage of Graduate School

So, good news! I have a lab. New let me backtrack and explain what that means. As a student in a PhD program, my first year, I did rotations. This means that I worked for a few months in different … Continue reading

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Doctors, Scientists, and Silliness

So, I came across another weird statement on the internet. Imagine that, right? Someone was playing Assassin’s Creed and came across an email written by a doctor, which contained informal internet spelling in an email. He objected, saying that no … Continue reading

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The Highs and the Lows

When I was applying to grad school, the most common thing people told me was that to successfully get a PhD, you have to be able to deal with frustration. It applies to lab work in general, too. Things aren’t … Continue reading

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#overlyhonestmethods

Just this week, scientists have started posting some pretty funny tweets and tagging them with #overlyhonestmethods. I’ve been retweeting a few of them that I’d enjoyed, and those are in my sidebar under Tweets, for anyone interested. Or on my … Continue reading

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The Simpsons on Grad School

End of the semester, going into the holidays. So how do I feel at the end of my first semester? Mostly tired. I’m sure you guys can imagine. Anyway, here’s a video comedy that gives an impression about how grad … Continue reading

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What’s it like to walk into a new lab?

Finals week is upon me, so here’s something I wrote some time back and never got around to posting: We don’t stay in the same lab forever. As undergraduates maybe we’d only been in one lab, maybe we’d been in … Continue reading

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Uh, “Stuff” Scientists Say, and some context

This is a little overdue, in terms of memes, but relevant to my talking about science thing, so here goes. I have no idea how much of this is accessible to a non-scientific audience, but feel free to ask questions … Continue reading

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