**In Collaboration** Online courses can be incredibly beneficial for your future career. Whether you have recently graduated and are looking for a course that will complement your studies or you are thinking of completing an online course before job hunting, there is a course out there for you. If you are a graduate, you will remember what it felt like […]
Featured Day in the Life of: Hajer, graduate student using brain imaging technology to understand neurodevelopmental disorders
Hi everyone, I’m Hajer Nakua, a second-year graduate student at the University of Toronto, Canada. My work uses brain imaging technology (such as MRI) to understand the relationship between behavioural constructs and brain circuits in children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Almost all my work is conducted on very powerful computers or computing systems! As with any grad student, my day to […]
I’m Daisy Shu, a postdoc at Harvard Medical School, studying the role of mitochondria and cellular metabolism in retinal eye diseases. I just moved to Boston from Sydney for my postdoc and am absolutely loving it in this new city! In my spare time, I love doing yoga (recently got into Bikram yoga) and running (finished my first half-marathon a […]
Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Vanessa, a PhD student researching Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medicine in NYC
I study the role of metabotropic glutamate receptors in neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression and schizophrenia. My lab employs a new cutting edge tool that allows for specific spatiotemporal control of these receptors using light. With this technology, we can ask new questions about how glutamate and the receptors activated by this neurotransmitter modulate different areas of the brain, and […]
Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Daniella, Conservation biologist PhD student researching black-cockatoos.
Hi, I’m Daniella. I’m a conservation biologist and all-round nature fanatic, currently doing a PhD on endangered black-cockatoos in south-eastern Australia. My project is in the field of bioacoustics, which is just a fancy term for the study of animal sounds. I research the vocal behaviour of black-cockatoos, and from this am developing new ways to monitor populations with sound […]
When I first started my PhD two years ago, I heard whispers about a so called “PhD slump”. About how in the middle of the PhD journey people want to scream, and cry, and give it all up. I thought it was a myth, something that happens to a few people, something that would never happen to me because I […]
It appears the Beyonce of the sea has yet to make her appearance because it’s simply not about just putting a ring on it in the underwater world. Here are our top three courtship rituals: The Stage 5 Clinger: Male Deep Sea Anglerfish (Melanocetus johnsoni) do not have a digestive system. If they wish to survive, once they’re born, they must […]
If you are anything like me, you would have had many goals for how much work would get done this year. And if you are even more like me, now that there is approximately 2 weeks left of 2017, you are beginning to realise those goals were ambitious (at best). Even though, I will not be completing all of the […]
Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Amy, a PhD student investigating the impacts of climate change on food and nutrition, and a yoga teacher on the side.
An Aussie PhD student (yoga teacher on the side) investigating the impacts of climate change on food and nutrition security and non-communicable diseases in Vanuatu currently doing a professional development stint (aka internship) at the World Health Organization in Geneva (it’s a hard life). Find out more at my blog Pina Colada PhD. A typical day? Not really…the joy of having work […]
Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Katelyn, masters student researching contaminants (specifically mercury) in arctic breeding shorebirds
Hey there! This is Katelyn here, taking over the guest blog this week. I originally hail from the urban soup of southern Ontario, Canada. But I’m currently completing my Master’s in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. I promise its not that hard to pronounce, say it with me: “sask-catch-e-wan”. Me, with a Scaup duckling while conducting avian influenza monitoring in Saskatchewan. Anyways, a […]