Feature day in the life of, Breann PhD candidate in nutritional biochemistry and molecular biology

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, […]

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Feature Day in the Life of: Dr. Kate, recently PhDone student in ecology and evolutionary biology

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 […]

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Featured Day in the Life of: Natasha, a T32 postdoc fellow in psychology and neuroscience

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 […]

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Skills to put on your CV

If you find yourself in a similar position to where I was a few months ago. Where you are a PhD student looking to get out of academia and into the industry, then you may be struggling with your CV. It is hard to know what skills you have learnt through your PhD are appealing to employers. Although, I am […]

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Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Barbara, PhD student studying genetics and developmental biology.

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 […]

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Chronicles of the PhD years.

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. […]

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