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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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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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Lab Safety?

So, I have a plane to catch, and I’m probably going to miss my post on Tuesday. Sorry to all, but hopefully I’ll have gotten caught up on some reading in the meantime. Still, I’ll console you by showing you … 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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Lab Talk: First Time in a Lab

What’s it like to walk into a lab for the first time? The first time I walked into a molecular biology lab was the summer after my freshman year of college. I had no research experience, and I hadn’t even … Continue reading

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