I am a graduate student in cell biology (I’m embarassed to tell you how long I’ve been in school) at a respectable research university, blogging anonymously so that I don’t get fired, scooped, or snickered at. I have (hopefully) only a few more months until I defend my thesis and head off into the wide, wide world.
Random Things About Me:
- I work with yeast because I don’t like to kill small furry things (though I have no problem with using animals for research, I am just overly sentimental). I can murder thousands–millions!–of yeast with no guilt whatsoever.
- I like to read sci-fi/fantasy novels.
- I have a cat.
- I am married to a scientist (who is in the physical sciences, not biology).
- My husband lives in another state because that’s the way the job situation worked out.
- I knit.
- I want a career in science education with no bench science.
- Number 7 may change after I’ve been away from the bench for awhile and gain some perspective.
- I’m from Iowa.
- I have very strong feelings about barn color (yes, you read that right, for explanation, please see number 9).
- I still haven’t read every paper put out by my current lab (but I will, probably right about the time I start writing the introduction to my thesis).
- I secretly want to open a yarn store and run as far away from science as I possibly can.
- The first time I thought, “I want a PhD,” was after reading A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle in 5th grade (hence the user name).
- At one time, I thought I wanted to be an MD or even an MD, PhD (shhh! don’t tell my labmates!).