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WELL- as of last Friday, my lab has effectively been shut down! We have one individual who’s been granted special permission to continue with their experiments (and provide some bare minimum assistance to maintain some other peoples’ essential experiments), but that’s it! All other lab members are working from home, […]

Post-Ph. D Hobbies part 3

I finished the LEGO Treehouse! … but it also means I’ve finished it. 😱🥺 I wish I could run away to a hideaway treehouse like this one and wait out this global pandemic. Everything seems a little scary at the moment, so focusing on hobbies like these are helping me […]

Some reading material

Seeing as a lot of us are working from home, self-isolating, or getting bombarded with rather depressing news, I thought I’d compile a list of previous posts that might tickle your fancy. For those that want to think about a career in research: Want to know whether you’re cut out […]

Post Ph. D hobbies part 2

Well, the raisin bread was amazing. So that made for a lovely breakfast. I wish I could send the smell that wafting around the house this morning. Cinnamon and honey is a good combo. I’d bought groceries yesterday so I spent the day clearing and storing all the stuff I’d […]

Post Ph. D hobbies part 1

Especially since many of us are working from home, or self-isolating, I thought I’d post short pics of my random hobbies again. Today I managed to find some Bread flour, so I’m going to set the bread machine to bake raisin bread tomorrow morning! 🍞 Fun fact: we actually do […]


This past weekend was probably the first weekend in a little over four years, where I didn’t have any lingering work activities to do (or think about). It was really weird. I even managed to find some bread flour, so I can finally get on with my post-Ph. D baking […]

Second manuscript is accepted!

What a fast turnaround! We re-submitted our manuscript after addressing all the reviewer comments, and an email came back overnight to say the paper’s been accepted for publication with Infection and Immunity! So that’s the final publication arising from my Ph. D work. It’s been a long time coming, but […]

Second manuscript re-submitted!

Some of you may have been following my posts regarding my second manuscript. I’ve been doing experiments this year to address the comments we got back from our reviewers, and it’s been a tedious endeavour but we’ve finally compiled everything (additional new text, new figures) and sent it back to […]


I’ve finally submitted my Ph.D Thesis for examination!!! *cue party music* This means I’m one step closer to obtaining my Ph. D and becoming a Doctor (but not that kind of Doctor). I wrote about what’s next for the Thesis in a previous post. Hopefully my Thesis gets examined and […]