Tag Archives: research

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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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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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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Lab Talk: What is research like?

So I’ve been thinking about how to talk about science and what to talk about. And this topic was inspired by something I heard in a meeting for an outreach club. They talked about exposing children in school to the … Continue reading

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Two minute descriptions of a graduate thesis, PHD Comics

I’ve now moved to NYC, and my graduate program is about to start.┬áSo I consider today’s topic to be very appropriate in how it coincides with where I’m about to go. PHD Comics ran a contest where people to submitted … Continue reading

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