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 […]
Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Emily, a PhD student studying epigenetic regulation in plants, and a disability in science advocate, and blogger.
Day in the life of Emily (PhD student & Blogger): I’m Emily May Armstrong, a 2nd year PhD Student at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. I’m studying epigenetic regulation of transcriptional networks in plants and how this impacts root system architecture in response to salt stress. I’m a disability in science advocate, and can be found blogging about my […]
Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Tamanna, Wildlife Conservationist researcher, currently focusing on identifying Asian Elephants.
A day in the life of Tamanna (Wildlife Conservationist researcher). Hi, I’m Tamanna from India. I am a wildlife conservationist and I currently work as a researcher in Pondicherry University. I’m interested in understanding how humans and wildlife interact with each other in human modified landscapes, particularly crop plantations such as tea and coffee. My current research deals with identifying […]
A Day in the life of Robyn (PhD Student in ecology & evolution). I’m Robyn, a PhD student in ecology and evolution at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. I study circadian rhythms of wild birds, and I’m currently in my second year – about halfway through the PhD! I am starting up a new zoology blog, called Pixie Zoologist, which […]
Featured ‘day in the life of’: Sophie, Science Communication Masters student & Science communication vlogger/blogger.
A Day in the life of Sophie (Science communication extraordinaire): Hello everyone! I’m Sophie Pavelle, a 22-year-old Zoology graduate from Bristol University currently finishing up an MSc in Science Communication at UWE. I am obsessed with being outdoorsy and combining this with a love of British wildlife and am attempting to make tracks as a freelance science communicator to get more […]
Featured ‘day in the life of’: Lisa a PhD student in developmental physiology & ‘In a Science World’ blogger.
A Day in the life of Lisa (developmental physiology PhD student & blogger): I’m Lisa a PhD student in developmental physiology at the University of Southampton, UK. I’m currently in my final year and my research is investigating how maternal diets (high-fat and also vitamin D deficient) during pregnancy impact on the baby’s skeletal muscle development and function in later life. […]
Sometimes, we take technology for granted and I think YouTube is definitely one of those things. Particularly if you are a PhD (research) student! If YouTube didn’t exist: 1) I wouldn’t know how to correctly export data from SurveyMonkey into Excel 2) I wouldn’t know how to graph in excel 3) I wouldn’t know how to clean my data 4) […]
I am 1 and a half years into my PhD, which technically means i’m half way, although with the amount of work I have to do it definitely does not feel like that. Due to time going so quickly, and me being lucky enough to get the opportunity to teach this semester, whilst also maintaining my other volunteer roles, my […]
1. What is your research on? Followed by a strange look if you are a psychology student studying shark conservation, or is that just me? 2. What do you do everyday? Answer this by giving them a link to my day in the life of a PhD posts! 3. What does PhD stand for? To be honest, I didn’t know the answer […]
Although some of these quotes are old and (arguably) overused, the way I interpret them make them oh so relevant for the PhD journey. “Pick your battles” I think this is a motto that relates to so many aspects of my life: Home life, my conservation work, and most definitely my PhD work. Pick a different battle each day to […]