The love for your subject

When starting on the path to academia, you generally know, broadly what subject area you like. First you realise you like science. Then you figure out that you prefer biology to chemistry or physics. Somehow a few years later you’re studying the intricate details of spider gait (and realise that Read more…

Taming the literature

The undergraduate years remind me of being an adolescent. It’s an awkward stage in which you try to wade through schoolwork while also trying to answer very philosophical questions such as, “What do I want to do with my life?” If your sights are set on doing science, the question Read more…

Life advice (part 2): Holi-daze

And now for something completely different. Let’s jump ahead to that (seemingly impossible) point in the future where you’ve spent enough time working on THE graph as well as many other graphs and words, which have themselves come from what feels like millions of experiments. You’ve not slept a full Read more…