March Madness

March is upon us! For the PMCB Firsties, recruitment weekends are over and the last three weeks of Winter Term face us like a charging rhinoceros. Soon, some of us will be choosing labs to call home...

Opportunities in translation

One of the many challenges of starting a career in research is finding a successful path early on.  There's no use putting the entire course of your life on track to be the worlds greatest...

Assembly required

Hello Lady! Yes, that salutation is a clear act of thievery from my favorite New York radio host Elvis Duran, but I just had to include it. The first three weeks of the new term for the downtrodden...

Nothing to lose, funding & perspective to gain!

Taped to the wall next to my computer is a picture of an adorable little boy who suffers from a genetic disease. His mom sent it to me when she mailed in forms for my clinical research project that...

Arrr.

Friends & family know—I love me some R. It's not just my tattoo of co-founders Robert Gentleman & Ross Ihaka (Fig. 1), although that probably is a contributing factor, it's the fact that...

Where’s the Tylenol?

Looking outside, the weather seems to mimic my current outlook on life: dark, stormy, and full of gray patches. Luckily, 'tis the season of Christmas lights (or Hanukkah or Kwanza lights, if you...

Staying sane

Lets not kid ourselves about why we have so many holidays around this time of the year, it's because we fracking need it.  This is a bleak and stressful time of the year, and now more than ever we...

Scary science and involuntary urination

Happy All Hallows Eve witch'ez! To celebrate the most important holiday of the year (after Waffle Day on March 25th of course), I thought I'd share some of scariest stories from the world of...

Trick or Treat

If you don't know the Disney Halloween song, you really should. Totally worth it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skdVouumMk4 Halloween is absolutely one of my favorite times of the year,...