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being a strange cyclist, possible conference and some strife

I’ve become that embarrassing stranger who tells a young lad on his bike that he might want to do up his shoelace – oh the shame – Id been watching that neon lace tangling all over the chain for a good stretch of the road and I have to admit a small part of me was waiting for him to get caught up in the chain but then I figured it was only a kid, and he had no helmet so the only thing I could do was tell him about the lace…I didn’t get a thanks or anything I got a kind of  ‘yeh’ mumbled towards the ground – the lace was fixed and he cycled off as fast as he could to get away from me!   277 more words


News from the Nerd Herd back in Aberdeen

With the blog jam-packed with the daily updates, wonderful archaeology and (miraculously) blue skies of another field season, I thought I’d post a long-overdue update on all-things-isotope. 782 more words

Lab Work

Blood Work Done Today:

Had more lab work done today… when I got to the lab… they were all just sitting around waiting for someone to come in… I said:  “Wow, my lucky day.”  Normally, there is a long wait!  49 more words


Lab work

I learned how to measure free SO2 in wine this week! Had fun running these tests.

When the wine is fermenting in barrels, the addition of SO2 (Sulfur Dioxide) is important to prevent the wine from spoiling. 25 more words


The Life

I was up at 5:30 am this morning (it’s Saturday, by the way) putting the finishing touches on my NIH biosketch, learning about the NIH grants process, and analyzing qPCR data from yesterday before the baseball game (where I got to hangout in the club suites thanks to my PI). 13 more words

Doctoring School

I smell a (lab) rat

There are times in one’s life when we have to reinvent ourselves.  This has been one of those times for me.

I’m turning into a lab rat. 132 more words



One of the biggest differences I have noticed between working in the US and working in Switzerland is the attitude towards lunch and social time. When I have worked in the US you come to work, put in your 8 hours, usually take a short lunch (often at your desk), then you can leave and have your social life mostly outside of the office. 189 more words

Life In Lausanne