I am the absent-minded biochemist. I am a Biochemistry Ph.D. student at a big state university. The reason I choose biochemistry is pretty simple: most people don’t really know what a biochemist does so you can do whatever you want to do!
I’ve been tossing around the idea of starting a blog as a means to improve my writing. Then I stumbled across a blog post over at Next Scientist by Julio Peironcely. Julio writes about how by starting a science blog, it allowed him to open up to others and it helped him get back on track and regain hope in his PhD. This was the catalyst I needed.
I have two “themes” for my posts that I plan to write:
- This week in science/check this out: A weekly post pointing out awesome things that are happening in the field of science. I hope to be able to convey the fascinating and important things going on in the field of science to non-sciencey people.
- Grad life: posts relating the struggles and anguish that we all experience in grad school! This will include the struggles of balancing life with school, research woes, and teaching experiences. Most importantly, I hope to include things I wish I would have known when I started.
Let the experiment begin!