A PhD pathway – what’s involved? Preparing for grad school & what to expect Preparing for (and applying to) the emotional rollercoaster of grad school Grad school interviews Making a strong grad school application – some advice More of your grad school questions answered (deciding whether or not to apply, personal statements, lab choosing, hurdles, post-doc-ing, prof/or-not-ing, etc.) Grad school interview advice Who’s who in a lab Some thoughts on reading while PhD-ing & PhD-ing in general Grad School Behind the Scenes: Journal club group meetings (& more “random” stuff about papers & Twitter) Why grad school timeframes vary & what’s involved in “graduating” from a PhD program Towards the end! Thesis-Related Posts Thesis-izing: a quick video on writing a thesis, what that means, & what I’ve found useful 1 month to my PhD thesis defense! Here’s why that event means so much for me… Thesis writing… fun? How to make your life easier when it comes time to write a thesis Thesis-submitted! Why I dedicated my thesis to Grammy, plus a call for senior citizen science outreach Thesis Thoughts: style, acknowledgments section, & how it feels post-submission (Hint: pretty good!) Thesis defense talk prepping Thoughts on the day before my thesis defense What my thesis defense was like The PhD hat – hat’s off to my amazing lab mates! Dr. Bumbling Biochemist, Postgraduate student. What’s that? What happens after your dissertation defense? Postdoc-ing (some of which is applicable to grad school too) Postdoc-ing: an intro (for me too 🙂 ) – week 1 Choosing a research topic, choosing a postdoc lab, & thoughts on the grad-to-postdoc transition Lab group meetings Take advantage of opportunities to learn from one another, & make sure to pay it forward Tips to help along the way Some study suggestions for school Time- and thumb-saving lab tips Be notable! Lab notes and organization Experiment-ing: organizedly planning out, preparing for, performing, & writing notes for experiments Reading science articles – some advice Reference management (focused on Mendeley) – and finding & managing the correct references! Practical advice on various things It’s not you – it’s science – getting through bad days in grad school Preparing and presenting scientific research talks – some tips and advice Finding, organizing, reading, & taking notes on scientific papers when starting a new project Staying up to date in science – setting up alerts & using RSS feeds Making the most of experimental methods sections Push past the self-doubt & seek out opportunities – it just might pay off!