I’m Ellie Hurer and I am a structural biology PhD student at the University of Hertfordshire. I am researching a protein called S100P, that is implicated in Pancreatic cancer. I started my PhD straight from my undergraduate in Biochemistry, which I found to be a massive jump! I really enjoy my research but I also love my outside life. I […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you are not aware, about five weeks ago now, I started a full-time job as research executive (a fancy name for a research assistant) for a social and market research company. This is the type of industry I have had my eye on for some time now and I was lucky enough to land a job at a company […]
I have had notes for this blog post for a few months now, I just couldn’t work out how to write it in a way that would do the topic justice. I wanted to write about this topic when I was in an (semi) objective frame of mind, rather than in the middle of a stressful day. I wanted to […]
Year One: Proposal is #1 priority. Honeymoon stage. Bliss. Feels weird to be spending your days just researching ‘stuff’. Excited about everything PhD related. Tell everyone you are a PhD student. Imposter syndrome is intense. Feel like you have all the time in the world. Year two: A little bit tired and bored. Feel like literally nothing has been done. […]