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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Email Etiquette

Sending an email is an integral part of many of our jobs and while it seems so simple (and often it is) the email etiquette can make the whole thing very confusing.  How does one address the person they are emailing? Use formalities (Dr., Professor, Mrs, Mr ?), go with a full name? When is it okay to start using […]

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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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