Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Life in a Virology Lab...

Hmm, this depends on the perspective on which you see it. Is a virus even considered life? This is debatable. Imagining the virus to be a conscious 'thinking, feeling, thing'... and taking the concept of 'life' even further... Life in a virology lab must be quite terrifying if you ask me. Short. Constantly being probed by scientists. Destroyed. Confined to the space within a flask. For the scientist though, it is interesting. Learning to work modified DNA into bacteria for replication is very alluring to say the least.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New Year's Resolution of a Labster

Ok so last semester was definitely not my best.  I could outline my frustrations here but that would take too long and you have probably heard me say something to that effect at one point or another recently.

I know it's a little cliché to talk about new beginnings and blah, blah, blah at the first of the new year but I'm gonna do it anyway.  I have a very simple goal and it is this: I may not be the subject matter expert now, but I will get one step closer.  Although I think this will be my motto for the next several years, I wanted to share it here.  So if you feel like you've been in a rut or that things aren't going exactly the way you envisioned them going, just get one step closer.  Even if that one step is a baby step, you'll eventually get there.