Cafes are your best friend- I like to get to the city early before work to sneak in 1-1.5 hours of PhD work with a coffee. Stay back at work- I often spend an extra hour at work (4.30-5.30pm) working on my PhD. I am in the ‘work zone’ when I am at the office so I find I am […]
Featured ‘Day in the life of’ : Lily, PhD student studying the role of oxidative stress in the brain.
I’m Lily, a second year PhD student at Curtin University and the Perron Institute here in Perth, Australia. I study the role of oxidative stress in the brain in Multiple Sclerosis and neurotrauma. Most days, you’ll either find me in the lab or doing desk work, so I’ve tried to highlight a day where I got to do both! I’m […]
It has been a while since I have posted a PhD thoughts post- check out the last one here….. “I needed to stop doing my PhD full time so badly” “I will be able to work on my PhD before and after work and on the weekends…easy peasy” “So this is what work outside of academia is like…..” “I don’t […]
I often think that it is fascinating how we really don’t know what other people do at their job. Like, not even partners, parents, or best friend really know what each other does day to day. That is one of the reasons I love sharing people’s days in the ‘day in the life ofday in the life of’ segment on […]
Hello! My name is Tori and welcome to The Day in the Life of a Tiny but Mighty Scientist! I am a recent graduate of Fort Lewis College with a Bachelors of Science in Cellular and Molecule Biology. Now, I’m currently a PhD student at the University of Arizona and will start my program this coming August. My most recent […]
For a while I have intentionally shut myself off from the ‘news’ world for a few reasons including that getting bombarded with horrible news all the time provoked anxiety and also that through my research I know how skewed the news media can be. So for a long time the only news I read was on the news app on […]
I’m a PhD candidate at the University of Georgia studying genetics and developmental biology. I specifically study how the parathyroid (what controls how much calcium is in your blood versus your bones) and thymus (creates your T cells, an important part of your immune system) come from the *exact* same tissue. I do this by trying to find out what […]