Hey there! My name is Breann and I’m a 5th year PhD candidate in Nutritional Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (minor). This semester, I’m both working on my research and teaching a food science course as a first-time instructor! This means that my days are all over the map – a combination of wet lab work and bioinformatics alongside teaching labs, […]
Hey, I’m Kate (click here for instagram), recently PhinisheD grad student in ecology and evolutionary biology at UC Santa Cruz. I studied the recovery of an endangered marine snail, black ablane, from a disease outbreak in the 1980s, and looked at where we find them years later on the Channel Islands of California. I knew that sea otters, a threatened […]
Hey! My name is Natasha and I’m a T32 postdoc fellow in psychology and neuroscience. My research examines social and psychological factors related to teenagers’ decision making, particularly in risky contexts! I’m most excited about my emerging line of work on positive risk taking in teens! These photos are a general highlight of what it’s like to be a postdoc […]
HI, I’m Noelle! I’m 24 and I’m entering the third year of my PhD in Biochemical Engineering at University College London (UCL). I originally from Akron, OH in the U.S. I went to MIT for undergrad and I have degrees in Chemical Engineering and Theatre Arts. Right now, I do research on a novel manufacturing method for vaccines and personalized […]
Hi there! My name is Rachel Rose and I am a second-year PhD student in consumer, apparel, and retail studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. My research focuses on the intersection of sport and apparel, and specifically considers the consumption behavior of collegiate athletes. I also serve as an academic advisor for our department! I recently started […]
Hi! I’m Sam Leggett, a third year (soon to be fourth) PhD candidate in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. I’m a 28-year-old Aussie from Sydney, and I moved to the UK for my PhD. I did a double undergrad degree – BSc in Immunobiology, BA in Archaeology and Medieval Studies and a research MPhil in archaeology at the University […]
Featured Day in the Life of: Deena, PhD student in cognitive neuroscience who just submitted her thesis!
Hi, I’m Deena (instagram here), and I’m a PhD candidate from La Trobe University, Melbourne Australia who recently submitted her PhD thesis!! My field of research is cognitive neuroscience, with particular interests in how the brain changes during the healthy aging process and after cerebrovascular events. I conducted human research and collected data for this using healthy young and older […]
Featured Day in the Life of: Hajer, graduate student using brain imaging technology to understand neurodevelopmental disorders
Hi everyone, I’m Hajer Nakua, a second-year graduate student at the University of Toronto, Canada. My work uses brain imaging technology (such as MRI) to understand the relationship between behavioural constructs and brain circuits in children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Almost all my work is conducted on very powerful computers or computing systems! As with any grad student, my day to […]
Hey! My name is Nina and I’m in my second year of my Molecular and Cellular Biology Master. Currently, I’m doing a 6-month lab rotation at Yale, where I’m working on developing tools to characterize a class of RNAs called lncRNAs, to investigate their role in cancer. I use cas9 (a gene editing tool) to introduce new genetic material in […]
Featured ‘Day in the life of’ : Jessica, final year PhD student researching endocrine links between disordered eating, weight gain and depression.
Hi everyone! My name is Jessica, and I’m a final year PhD student at the University of Wollongong in Wollongong, Australia. My research aims to identify endocrine links between disordered eating, weight gain and depression. In particular, I’m looking at how the hormones leptin and ghrelin, and the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, are related to emotional eating, food addiction and […]