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10 Do’s and Don’ts for PhD Students
My PhD is rapidly becoming a distant memory. Before nostalgia completely obscures my recollections of this chapter of my career, I thought I’d jot down some pointers for prospective and current PhD students. These are mainly based on things I wish I had done during my PhD, or mistakes I have seen others make. I hope they’ll make your life easier! If you have any other suggestions, please feel...
You know you’ve worked in the lab too long when…
VIA - Nick at The Molecular Biology Blog: Bitesize Bio You wash your hands before you go to the toilet You tell your family to store the milk “at 4°C” You cry when your cells die you wonder what it would be like to experience ‘death by autoclave’ You suddenly realise you’ve been using sterile technique when opening a jar of mayo You can tell the OD of your culture just by the smell You can’t...
This week stinks...
Literally!! Walked into lab this morning and noticed the aroma of rotting flesh permeating both labs. No doubt this could only be related to the baby-eating spider. Obviously it claimed another victim over the weekend. I’ll tell you what, though, that smell is disgusting! Trying to set up a bunch of PCR reactions while breathing only through your mouth or gagging periodically when you...
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time flies when your staring out the window all day… maybe next week we will have some excitement in the lab and can flip the camera
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Hulk Angry! (Grrrrrr!)
OK, to put it gently, last week sucked. Bad (Yeah, I know, it should say, “Badly,” but I’m in a bad mood, so I’m sitckin’ with the improper grammar). There’s lots of lame things happening in lab and nothing I’ve tried so far has straightened things out, including using strange, mythical beasties. Here, look at it. It should have served as a molecular...
An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow...– Niels Henrik David Bohr
as you can see got a lot going on this month. Once the series of teaching workshops are done this week, there will be six decades of Fishery Genetics packed into two days. Following that - class will kick off.
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An online personal citation database and bibliography creator purchased by UW Libraries; I think I will give it a spin.
I think I have a medium throughput system for detecting scallop hybrids and was glad to see that sufficient DNA was able to be recovered from remnant shells. It could take a little more tweaking to cut the assay time down to around 3 hours. This week I am in a series of Teaching Workshops for new faculty and this has been quite educational- also finding out about great resources for student...
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Big Brother is watching!
Alrighty, a new week is under way. What’s ahead for Sam: Looks like I’ll be trying to get a paragraph or two written regarding signal transduction in oysters. I’ve already done some research on some of the more interesting genes and now I just need to finish that up and put something in writing. Protein production for the mature myostatin (from brook trout) is still being...
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I noticed that Steven wrote that today in lab was nice. I guess you could say that…. If you’re twisted and weird! Here, look at how “nice” today was in the lab (in order of encounter): Okay, that looks REAL nice, doesn’t it??!! By the way, that spider actually eats human babies. I know it may sound ridiculous, but ask yourself, when was the last time you saw a...
Back in the lab
Today was nice. After spending way too much time on email I got to sample some oysters with Katie, a new Capstone Student. She has been working at the tribal hatchery in Poulsbo over the summer and is going to continue in the fall to characterize growth in both Pacific and Olympia oyster, with a morphometric and molecular angle. Today we sampled gill, mantle, and muscle tissue from both species,...
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