Time, Love, Memory by Jonathan Weiner

Based on the recommendation from one of my professors, I recently finished this wonderful book by Jonathan Weiner. "Time, Love, Memory: A Great Biologist and His Quest for the Origins of Behavior" beautifully walks the line between scientific and journalistic writing. It is the rare breed of book which is very well written and easy... Continue Reading →

People Over Politics

I have never been sexually assaulted or raped. I have been harassed, stalked, and patronized, but nothing that has given me nightmares; just the nature of being female. There are probably many reasons why I haven't been the target of a sexual predator (anyone who commits assault/rape is a predator), but any justification of my... Continue Reading →

Nerds on the Beach: BCB Retreat 2018

My graduate school has a very general scientific premise. We are the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; GSBS to those who know us. Everyone who graduates from my school receives a MS or PhD in Biomedical Sciences. Because biomedical sciences encompasses such a diverse array of research areas, students in our graduate school join a... Continue Reading →

One Year On

Full Disclosure: It is now the third week of the new semester, so this reflection is not exactly one year since starting my PhD, but the sentiment stands. Many things happened at once when our program began a year ago. Our orientation week was cut short and we missed the first week of classes due... Continue Reading →

Seeking A Balance

I am not great at hiding my emotions. I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve. As a result, people who know me well can quickly figure out when something is wrong. At dinner with my parents last week, it didn't take long for my mother to ask what was bothering me. I'm convinced... Continue Reading →

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