On the one hand I can handle thesis and job and big scary life-defining tasks but on the other hand I panic about being done with these things??? And panic about dumb shit like journal club I mean come on VB
Feeling really out of breath over nothing. This sucks
Okay now I realize that my physics professor just has an irrational fear of double-stranded breaks in the DNA
He we rambling on about the dangers of nuclear energy and then said it was really very scary because *wide eyed, slow, serious voice* “it can CAUSE A DOUBLE-STRANDED BREAK IN A DNA”
A single DNA
Now that this midterm is over the five weeks of EXAM-EMSAS-THESIS-PRESENT-JOB SEARCH-INTERVIEWS-EXAM is over for at least the weekend, after which I will begin studying for my final BUT the important thing here is that I feel like I am a real human being now that and that I can start getting my life together now. The days of slouching at my desk in sweats all day trying to get something done only to sleep for a couple of hours and then wake up and resume desk-study state are OVER (for the weekend). I CAN READ (for the weekend). I CAN GO OUT. I CAN BREAAAAAAAATHHHEEEEE.
then back to the real final final push starting Monday. Oof. Oh and my senior exhibit which is such a joke what am I even making for that WHO KNOWS
GOING INTO MY LAST MIDTERM (of undergrad) EVER
AFTER THIS JUST ONE FINAL
how’s that for SWAG (i’ve never used the word swag to describe anything)
jeez i hope i don’t panic actually
Anonymous asked: Ah that is interesting! I was doing stuff on VDJ recombination in a developmental lab, though it was a learning lab not a research lab. Not as cool as your work hehe
Isn’t dev bio the absolute BOMB?
Anonymous asked: what's the job about? is this part of a career or just makin some dough
First let’s acknowledge that I’ve never gotten an anon ask before. Okay, acknowledged.
Big career move. I’ll be graduating in a month (undergrad) and need to keep going with the research and work in a lab with a good project for a while before going onto grad school. I just accepted a post-bac fellowship a the NIH which is pretty freaking awesome so yes, career. The stipend is just a pretty normal grad student-like stipend.
Oh right and the job is working on identifying the functional components of the enhancers that regulate V(D)J recombination in B-cells AKA figuring out how your body makes antibodies.
WITH MICE. I AM LEAVING FLIES FOR THE TIME BEING. I REPEAT, I AM LEAVING DE FLIES
I did it I accepted a job offer now what will happen is the world going to explode am I actually employed I have no real proof of the position because I haven’t signed anything but i accepted an offer I said yes COMMITMENT TO THE B CELLS