This announcement is a couple of days late, so please accept my apologies, although I can blame it in part on a lack of internet access.
Anyways, as of 15:30 GMT last Thursday (August 17th), after enduring what was surely the longest transfer viva in the history of man (two and a half hours–hell, they should have gone ahead and given me my degree right then and there), I am now an official Oxford D.Phil. student. (The D.Phil. is Oxford’s archaic equivalent of the Ph.D.) That means I can look forward to another 2+ years of hardcore science here in the Department of Biochemistry. Yes!
So, how did I celebrate?
Very appropriately, by staying at the lab until 3:30 am, setting up NMR experiments. Woo hoo!