Continuing in my quest to take people behind the scenes of a budding biochemist… here’s a look at what happens post-dissertation (at least in my case). Now that my minor revisions were signed off on and all the paperwork’s gone through, I’ve officially graduated. I am now a postgraduate student sticking around a little longer to get my paper published before moving on to a chemical biology postdoctoral position once I do. (please don’t ask where because I haven’t publicly told people because not sure when’s right to… and please don’t ask when because it all depends on what reviewers ask for etc. for the paper). Hope this video helps lend some insight and answer some questions people might have. 

P.S. Although I’m excited for the next adventure, don’t get me wrong – I’m super duper grateful to my lab and school for everything they’ve done to prepare me for that next step. Because ultimately that’s what a PhD should be for. To train and prepare you for whatever next adventure awaits! 

P.S.S. I’m also super duper grateful to Dr. Alexandra Newton, president of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for letting me stick on as a postgraduate ambassador and then next a postdoc ambassador! Speaking of which… 

This post is part of my weekly “broadcasts from the bench” for The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Be sure to follow the IUBMB if you’re interested in biochemistry! They’re a really great international organization for biochemistry.

more on what a thesis is:  blog:  ; YouTube: 

more about the actual defense: blog:  ; YouTube:

more grad-school related posts on a page on my blog: 

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