Category Archives: attitudes

Science & self-promotion

I was at Experimental Biology 2012 this past week. It’s the first time I’ve been to an EB meeting and also the first society meeting I’ve attended in a few years. I was excited and it was really great far: … Continue reading

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Sezen & Sensibility: Lab dynamics & the promotion of (ir)responsible conduct of research

The chemistry tubes have been abuzz lately with the ongoing saga of the Bengu Sezen misconduct investigation. For excellent coverage, go check out ChemBark’s posts. It is a disturbing tale of years of data fabrication, fraud, sabotage, evasion, and perjury … Continue reading

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My personal manifesto

Ever wished you could a message to yourself in the past? I wrote a letter to a 13-year old biochembelle for the Science Club for Girls Letter to My Younger Self project. It’s meant to be for a kid that … Continue reading

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The terrible beauty of change

It just changes – that’s all Over the weekend, I was enjoying a typical quiet Saturday morning, drinking a delectable cup of coffee and catching up on blog reading, when I came across this post by David Kroll that really struck a … Continue reading

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On where I come from and why I (don’t) talk funny

I was born and raised in a southern U.S. state–not the deep South, but in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was, and still is, a very rural place. When people ask where I’m from, I never respond … Continue reading

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