Need to focus on schoolI didn't do well on my last two biochemistry and last neuroscience exams, and I'm genuinely scared now. If I don't get at least 85% in all of the rest exams, I can get kicked out of the graduate program. It happened not because I'm stupid, but because I've been spending so much time in the lab that I was exhausted and had no time to study. (I did very well on the first exam when I didn't have lab work.) I negotiated with the rotation lab PI to reduce my lab load. Now my grades should come before anything.Need to focus on school by Eusoniptera
The beginning of my graduate lifeHi everyone, life has been treating me well. I'm having a lot of fun in the first semester of my PhD program.The beginning of my graduate life by Eusoniptera
Because I'm taking two very tough courses: biochemistry and neuroscience, and first-year students need to rotate through three labs, I now devote the majority of my time studying and working in the lab. The lab I'm in right now uses mice to study nicotine dependence. Yea, I feed little mice nicotine water everyday. You don't expect mice to voluntarily smoke cigarettes right?
I'm still working on the Pride of the Poppy Flower comic, but my progress is extremely slow. I figured that after posting the next page, I'll put it in a hiatus and work on the shorter strips because that works better with my current schedule.
I'm having some identity confirmation issue with the Social Security Administration. I'm pretty sure it has to do with that I use two names: my Chinese birth name and my foreign name, but they're making a fuss over it like they always do when people change their names
Hello RVAAfter 30 hours of traveling and waiting, I finally arrived Richmond, Virginia, USA (or RVA, the hipster way of calling it) last night. I'm going to spend my PhD years here. Now I'm in the same time zone as New York City.Hello RVA by Eusoniptera
I'm exhausted but my apartment is still almost empty with no bed to sleep on and no pots to cook with. Richmond is an important site in American history. The population looks like half white and half black with very few other races. The climate is warm and nice. RVA may not be as hippie as Madison, WI where I used to live and not as hipster as those big east coast cities. Shopping isn't convenient, but at least the city looks so laid-back.
Here is a picture of me in the medical school campus of VCU.
I'm a drug addict, but not in the way you think it is. XD
I studied biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked in a neuroscience lab in my gap year. Aspiring to become a scientist who studies psychoactive drugs, I'm now a busy PhD student in Pharmacology at Virginia Commonwealth Univeristy.
I love insects and buggies!