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The worst criticism I ever received happened when I was an undergrad. I was under the mentorship of an extremely bright and competent biochemist, who today I could honestly say nothing but wonderful things about. I was being trained by her in basic molecular biology and biochemical techniques that summer, but unfortunately, right in the…

We SciBloggers were posed with this question: To what extent do you worry about AIDS, either with respect to yourself, your children, or the world at large? Here’s what really worries me about AIDS (from the old Retrospectacle): The Federal Chief of AIDS research recently said that he believed that drug companies don’t have an…

What makes a good science teacher? Honestly, I have no idea. Teaching is certainly not my cup of tea, and I thank my stars that UM only asked me to teach one semester. I probably know a lot more about what not to do, given the kind of teachers I had. Myself, I received a…

This week’s question comes at a quite ironic time for me. It goes… How is it that all the PIs (Tara, PZ, Orac et al.), various grad students, post-docs, etc. find time to fulfill their primary objectives (day jobs) and blog so prolifically? I’ll take it that I fall under the “various grad students” category.…

As a newly-minted ScienceBlogger, now I get to chime-in on all the fun “Ask A ScienceBlogger” questions. This week’s question is: “Assuming that time and money were not obstacles, what area of scientific research, outside of your own discipline, would you most like to explore? Why?” As an undergrad, I had a pretty hard time…