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About myscientificlife

Welcome to myscientificlife! I recently completed my undergrad at State University. I am currently taking a year off of school and applying to graduate schools. This lovely blog is mostly about my journey towards grad school and other things I find interesting, such as food, podcasts, and books. Probably mostly food. You can reach me at

Acceptable time to eat

I TA early this semester.  For example, I arrived to campus at 6:25 this morning for class (really, 6:25 am).  It’s currently 8:51 am, I’m starving, and debating whether or not to eat my lunch (or second breakfast like a … Continue reading

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Life update

Since I haven’t been around a ton lately, I thought I would share a bit of what’s going on in my life right now. Science!! For the past 2 months I have been running an experiment.  I hope to get … Continue reading

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Speaking of vacation…

I need some sciency books to read while on vacation.  Any suggestions?

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Here’s to August being better

July sucked.  TAing was intense, my experiment has had some major setbacks, I had events every weekend, and I moved.  I’m hoping August will be kinder to me than July was.  I hope to finish collecting data for my experiment, … Continue reading

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Who should you write letters of recommendation to?

So it seems like that time of the year where everyone is beginning to look towards the future and apply to graduate school, medical school, internships, etc.  Recently I have had a couple of students who were in my recitation … Continue reading

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When your research gets put on the backburner

Once again, since my TAing has ramped up for the summer, I am buried in a pile of grading. I’ve noticed that I’ve started to prioritize my teaching (read: grading) over other things, such as reading papers, figuring out what … Continue reading

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What about Wallace?!

When listening to lectures about the history of biology or evolution, I can’t help feeling sad for Wallace.  He always seems to be completely forgotten or quickly stated as an afterthought.

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