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!