Part of my Ph. D involves growing up wax moth larvae (Galleria mellonella) to infect them with bacteria. Every time I grow these guys up and sort through them for infections, I just see things wiggling everywhere. I close my eyes, I can see larvae wiggling. I eat dinner, I […]
This post talks about my journey through from third year undergrad to now. I’d gotten into a brand new award offered by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. I was just about to start working in a real research lab alongside actual scientists. Writing as a wet-lab based Bacteriology Ph. […]
Dexterity is definitely an important requirement when it comes to lab work. That being said, if you find your hands are shaking while pipetting, or everything is a bit fumbly… trust me, you’ll get better. Some people (including myself *humble brag*) had a natural knack for it, but even if […]
Part 2 covers the first half of my undergrad days. How did I end up a Ph. D student? Short answer is that it was mostly due to chance encounters and luck, with a good amount of motivation (maximum effort). Writing as a wet-lab based Bacteriology student residing in Australia […]
“Weather looks great!” she said, looking out from a window while going upstairs to get her bacterial strains, so that she can return to the depths of the lab and continue her indoor life. 😂😅 #PhDLife Nothing profound… just a typical day.
What made me decide to do a Ph. D, and how did I even get here in the first place? Writing as a wet-lab based Bacteriology Ph. D student residing in Australia. Without trying to sound too “impostor syndrome”, I never thought I would do postgraduate studies straight after undergrad. […]
I wrote the original post on my phone back in April 2017, while standing in the bathroom and sipping a cup of tea. I think it sort of summarises the kinds of things I’d like to talk about here, so thought I’d re-post from my social media accounts. The above […]