Featured Day in the Life of; Kerrie, PhD student researching Developmental Science

Intro: Hi everyone, my name is Kerrie (Insta: kerrie_phdstudent) and I am a second-year PhD student in Developmental Science at North Dakota State University! I am originally from Michigan and my undergraduate degree was in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience. I study healthy eating and body image in adolescents, which is something I have been passionate about for many years! I […]

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Featured Day in the Life of; Lidya, PhD Candidate in Chemical Biology and Blogger.

Hello! My name is Lidya Salim, and I am a PhD Candidate at Ontario Tech University in Oshawa, ON, Canada. I work in a Chemical Biology lab and especialize in Nucleic Acid Chemistry. I am currently exploring the synthesis of short interfering RNAs (siRNAs) bearing novel chemical modifications to improve their pharmacological properties. I recently launched my STEMthusiast blog (www.STEMthusiast.net), […]

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Featured Day in the Life of; Freija, PhD Candidate in Geoscience & Ecotoxicology

Hi everyone! My name is Freija Mendrik and I’m a second year PhD Candidate in Geoscience and Ecotoxicology at the Energy and Environment Institute, University of Hull, UK. My research is all about microplastic pollution, mainly what factors effect vertical stratification and transport and how biology plays a role in this in major rivers and out to sea. I’m very […]

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Reflecting on my Viva.

So…. I did it. I passed my Viva and was called Dr. for the first time. It feels surreal and amazing. I wanted to share my Viva experience, as I know that not everyone’s Viva is the same. I was absolutely terrified the night before and morning of, although I felt like I had prepared a lot, I was sh&5ing […]

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My main tip for the end of the PhD

Coming to the end of a PhD is an odd feeling. It is a time that you daydream about for years. All of your years of hard work work towards the PhD submission. It is exciting but also utterly terrifying. Often the submission date continually changes, and continually gets pushed back until one day the date is ‘set in stone’. […]

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