Lab Rotations… Where Do I Start?

So, I officially start my Ph.D. Program (well…it’s Welcome Day but that counts right?) next, next, Monday! Eeeeee! As much as I contemplate  marrying rich and becoming a full-time socialite, I am getting really excited to start school! It’s been a long time coming and could never be an experience I take for granted. The semester…

Q&A: A Free Master’s Degree in Biology?

The Pathways Program in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan is a fully-funded Master’s program that serves as a bridge to a Ph.D. program, with the goal of increasing representation in STEM. Tuition is waived, health insurance is covered, and you receive a living stipend. It is FREE.99 with amazing resources for graduate…

Everything’s Fine!

I’ve been in the lab grinding so I haven’t had time to update! Things are well. I took my advice from the second most previous post and had an effective conversation about my frustrations and expectations in the lab. That said, I definitely think there is somewhat of a cultural difference in how labs operate…

I Almost Lost my #!&@ Today

So……. I left lab early today because I was pissed. I had an experiment planned and the person who was supposed to be training me left half way through (without leaving me a protocol NOR letting me know they were leaving) so I literally just walked away from the program that was running because I was…

Problems in Lab? Here are some Tips!

Hey Y’all! Thanks for reaching out to me after my last post and for reading my blog. I appreciate you! A few of you shared that you’ve had similar experiences in the past and I’d like to share some tips that may help! First, let me say that all is well! I had a meeting…

Why be afraid?

Almost 1 year ago, on November 29, 2016, I wrote a blog entry (before I had a blog) documenting my fears and shifting them to faith. ——- Why be afraid of rejection when you don’t know what’s on the other side? Failure has opened so many doors for me and provided so many opportunities, opportunities…