#GRCentromere Recap

I recently went to the 2018 GRC on Centromere Biology. It turned into the most amazing meeting because of the people I met. … More #GRCentromere Recap

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Breaking the Phase Separation of PIs and Trainees

You’ve seen it before. It’s somewhat inevitable, but also intimidating, especially when conferences are one of the best ways to meet new people and make some really great connections. … More Breaking the Phase Separation of PIs and Trainees

Publishing Post 2: Preprints Can Revolutionize Publishing and Training

Have you heard of preprints? bioRxiv? If you’re a life scientist, I really hope the answer is yes. (If not, it’s totally understandable, and I hope you’ll keep reading this to find out more!) In recent years, there has been an explosion in the life sciences about preprints and the rise of bioRxiv since 2013. … More Publishing Post 2: Preprints Can Revolutionize Publishing and Training

My First Huge Conference Experience: The Amazing and Exhausting Aspects All at Once

I am a cell biologist through and through – I spend the majority of my time trying to figure out how to look at cells in new ways, how to image them with increasing resolution and clarity, I think about how to perturb cellular functions so that I can isolate a single issue and identify … More My First Huge Conference Experience: The Amazing and Exhausting Aspects All at Once

Honest Thoughts on Being a Teaching Assistant in Graduate School

This past semester has challenged me in several ways, but one of the most intense experiences I’ve had has been as a Graduate Student Instructor (GSI). This role has pushed all of my buttons in more ways and many more times than I can count. While it was not always a positive experience, wow, it … More Honest Thoughts on Being a Teaching Assistant in Graduate School