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New Connections 1.3

Her first few days were in the books and Julep was ready for the weekend.  This was going to be a good Friday.

So involved in a new serum she was working on, it was nearly noon before Julep’s eyes fell on an unfamiliar face. 621 more words

Generation: Mint

First Day, Shmirst Day 1.2

Fresh faced, despite the craziness of the day before, Julep arrived early for her new job.  She wanted to make a good impression and knew that there was a lot riding on this opportunity. 860 more words

Generation: Mint

Reframing research: Cognition and context for scientific motivation

As scientists, it can be hard to find motivation and spirit in the quotidian work we perform. There are days when it is certainly difficult to execute qPCR or stereology studies without wondering what it will amount to. 1,027 more words

Lab loneliness: Coping with science research isolation

Long nights at the microscope, alone in a dark corner. First one in lab to run early morning behavior experiments. Skipping the group lunch to prep for afternoon lab work. 639 more words