7.39am- I had a little bit of a sleep in this morning (it was a big weekend so it was hard to get up). 8.18am- Coffee + getting ready. I am currently using some dermalogica products to try and improve my problematic skin. They have been really good so far! 9.15am- I had to quickly stop at the shops on the way to […]
6.50am- Frog is even less keen to get up than I am! 7.09am- But first coffee (as always). 7.40am- Taking Frog for his morning walk to the park at the end of the street. It is such a nice spring morning! 9.22am- At the office now- Checking on my todo list. First up is admin and emails (like most mornings). […]
Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Bianca, PhD student researching evolutionary and clinical psychology.
Hi! My name is Bianca, and I am a third year psychology PhD student from South Australia. My research is in evolutionary and clinical psychology, looking at how early life environment and childhood experiences affect our development, and how this is related to experiences of mental health concerns. To be more specific, I am looking at a life history explanation […]
Hello everyone! My name is Emily Richardson (click here for Instagram) and I am a PhD student at the University of Leicester, UK. My work centres around a specific type of lung cancer – Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer – caused by an EML4-ALK fusion protein. I’m looking at the mechanisms which cause its increased migration and invasion, which leads to […]
Hi everyone! My name is Melissa Cristina Márquez, and I am a Latina marine biologist and wildlife educator! I have a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Ecology and Conservation from New College of Florida (USA) and an MSc in Marine Biology from Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand). During my undergraduate degree I was lucky enough to travel all over the […]
Hi! My name is Tayler (Click here for Instagram) and I’m a PhD student in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Murdoch University. My PhD is in reproductive biochemistry, and my research focuses on oxidative stress and chromatin damage in ram sperm cells. I also teach in a few undergrad classes, so am kept pretty busy most of the time. […]
6:24am- Early start this morning! The cold winter weather definitely makes it harder to get up. 6:42am: Coffee time! My Nespresso machine was well worth the money. 7:46am: Just got to work (early like I was hoping), and I am starting to go through my statistics output. I am trying to develop a reliable and short survey for study 3. 10:11am: […]
7:10am- Early wake up call to make sure I can get a park at work (I can’t wait for undergrad holidays again!) 7:43am: Playing with Frog whilst getting the washing off the line (mainly so he doesn’t decide to chew on my favourite jeans). 8:47am- I have just arrived at work and I am starting the day by writing down a […]
Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Vanessa, a PhD student researching Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medicine in NYC
I study the role of metabotropic glutamate receptors in neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression and schizophrenia. My lab employs a new cutting edge tool that allows for specific spatiotemporal control of these receptors using light. With this technology, we can ask new questions about how glutamate and the receptors activated by this neurotransmitter modulate different areas of the brain, and […]
Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Daniella, Conservation biologist PhD student researching black-cockatoos.
Hi, I’m Daniella. I’m a conservation biologist and all-round nature fanatic, currently doing a PhD on endangered black-cockatoos in south-eastern Australia. My project is in the field of bioacoustics, which is just a fancy term for the study of animal sounds. I research the vocal behaviour of black-cockatoos, and from this am developing new ways to monitor populations with sound […]