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Oncology graduate student doing biochemistry research.
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Dreidel Dog by EthidiumBromide Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Three months ago today, Husband and I woke up early on a Saturday morning, trekked an hour and a half into the suburbs, and came home with our new best friend, a 4.5 year ... Read on »
Hockey Pool: Week 5 by EthidiumBromide Medical Student 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc If you know me, you know I love fantasy football.   So when I was invited to participate in my first-ever fantasy hockey league this year, I happily jumped right on board ... Read on »
Giving Thanks by EthidiumBromide Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I have a lot to be thankful for this year. I am thankful that I finally, finally finished my Ph.D.  For a long time, I honestly thought I would never graduate – like ... Read on »
30 by 30: Buy a House by EthidiumBromide Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Number One on my 30 by 30 list was to buy a house, and I am delighted to report that it was also the first thing I could successfully check off the list. We ... Read on »
30 by 30: Buy a House by EthidiumBromide Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc After 11 years in D.C., it was really, truly hard to say goodbye.  I know I will still continue to see my amazing friends, and I hope they will all come to visit ... Read on »
30 By 30 by EthidiumBromide Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc On Tuesday, I turned 29 years old.  Although lots of people joke about turning 29 “for the first time”, I’ve never been afraid of aging.  While things are starting to look ... Read on »
The End by EthidiumBromide Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I’ve heard from so many people that somehow, magically, things just come together all at once at the end of your Ph.D., even if nothing has worked for years.  Of course, ... Read on »
Correlation vs. Causation by EthidiumBromide Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Husband dropped by the lab to visit this week and take advantage of the free food and beer following a poster competition in which I had to present.  Last night, he comment ... Read on »
Beginning of the End? by EthidiumBromide Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Last week, I submitted my manuscript (fortunately, I was not doin' it wrong and received compliements from coauthors regarding how well it was written), officially received ... Read on »
Manuscript Writing by EthidiumBromide Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc At my last committee meeting, at the beginning of the month, I presented my figures for my proposed manuscript to my committee and received the thumbs up to go ahead and ... Read on »
Non-Academic Careers by EthidiumBromide Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I’m helping a post-doc in our lab take over the career development seminars for my program.  Our program really offers no support to students looking at options outside aca ... Read on »
Roasted Beets with Sautéed Beet Greens by EthidiumBromide Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I avoided beets for a very long time, because I dislike both pickled beets and borscht.  Much like brussels sprouts, beets once again prove my theory that there is a deli ... Read on »
Bad Decisions (with a view) by EthidiumBromide Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I am at that awkward age in life where I am too old to stay up drinking Friday night and not pay the consequences when I have to be in lab early Saturday morning, but sti ... Read on »
The Plague by EthidiumBromide Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I've been rather sick the past 12 days with the "lab plague", which started as a cold, added on pinkeye picked up from a labmate (quick! decontaminate the microscope eyepie ... Read on »
1001 Days Later by EthidiumBromide Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc 1001 days ago (approximately 2.75 years), I set out on a 101 in 1001 journey – 101 goals I wanted to accomplish in the next 1001 days.  I started on January 1, 2009, whic ... Read on »
Cookies & Cream Mini-Cheesecakes by EthidiumBromide Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Earlier tonight, Always a Northerner asked for suggestions for a bake sale to raise money for the flood victims of Binghamton.   I feel like typical cupcakes and cookies ar ... Read on »
New England by EthidiumBromide Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Last weekend, Husband and I attended the wedding of two of his medical school classmates in Kennebunkport.  Since we were driving all the way to Maine, we decided to stop ... Read on »
Carrot Cake with Lemon-Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting by EthidiumBromide Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Somewhere over the past six years, I became the official “birthday baker” of the lab. With 20+ coworkers, it means there’s always an excuse to bake a cake! Peanut butter ... Read on »
Hot, Hot, Hot! by EthidiumBromide Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Unless you live under a rock, in an air conditioned bubble, in Seattle, or in the southern hemisphere, you are well aware that it is blisteringly hot out there.  And livi ... Read on »
4th of July by EthidiumBromide Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Even before I moved to DC, July 4th was probably my favorite holiday. I'm not super patriotic or gung-ho American, but I am thankful to live in a country where I ha ... Read on »