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Espress yourself

One piece of advice new faculty rarely receive regards something that can increase the productivity, morale and well-being of new lab by several fold. What is this magic bullet? Espresso! That’s right, numerous studies have shown that labs that drink … Continue reading

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If you would like a recommendation…

So for ay undergrads reading this, I have some sage advice. If you are planning on asking your professor for a letter of recommendation, try to make sure your professor KNOWS WHO YOU ARE. Simply showing up out of the … Continue reading

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A good day in science

So I was getting ready to write a depressing post on the tedium of writing and not getting grants and blah, blah, blabbity blah, when I realized that maybe what folks need to read is a good reminder about why … Continue reading

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Dumbass 2

PSA: When sending emails to your entire lab, make sure you don’t accidentally use your secret blog email account. Presumably they are all now reading my blog, so hi guys!!

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I felt so free and easy when I found out my new pants had a discreet dedicated mobile-phone pocket. Until I forgot about it and put my pants through the washing machine.

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Corrida de Guadalupe-Reyes

A few years ago, I received an email from a teacher in my kids’ school: Hello Dr. Namnezia, I teach French and Spanish at Yourkids’ School.  A colleague mentioned you to me as someone who had lived in Mexico. I … Continue reading

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Rita Levi Montalcini and Nerve Growth Factor: Repost

This last week one of my neuroscience heroes, Rita Levi Montalcini, passed away at the age of 103. In her honor, I decided to repost a post I wrote a few months ago about one of her greatest contributions to science: … Continue reading

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