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On this day…

There will be a longer post soon, but I had to have a chuckle when this popped up on my social media account. Ten years is a long time, and a lot can happen in it! I didn’t end up curing diseases, but I did get in to said degree. […]

Inspiring the next generation?

It’s Open Day season again for Universities. Normally I steer clear of the day, because I find crowds of people overwhelming. Even during my Ph. D, I’d try to schedule experiments around that weekend, just so I could avoid going in and getting caught up in it all. Obviously this […]

Always learning

Having spent so long within tertiary education (seriously, I started my Bachelor’s in 2011), I think it’s fair to say that I really enjoy learning new things. It can feel tedious sometimes, but I think at the core of it, I would never want to stop learning. I mentioned in […]

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 […]

That time of year again

I definitely don’t miss exams, but while the rest of the University student cohort are in a state of misery, there’s also a lot that are trying to figure out what to do next. So, for those that missed it, these are some previous posts of mine that may help […]

Choosing the right lab for you

“Which lab should I choose?”. This is another common question I get from undergraduate students looking to go into Honours/Masters. Here’s what I usually end up telling them. Writing as a wet-lab based Bacteriology Ph. D student residing in Australia. Usually by the time students are choosing to proceed to […]