I am starting my lab as an Assistant Professor at a Big Research University (summer 2010). I have a super partner and an adorable kiddo, Mini-G. I tend to rush into things and then figure them out as I muddle along. I'm sure that will be true here, too. I hope to use this space to maintain my sanity and share my perspectives on science and academia. These perspectives may sometimes qualify as rants. There will undoubtedly be some crazy times on the tenure track. Gmail me [at] primaryinvestigator
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This was my first year of blogging. I discovered the 'sphere in Jan/Feb., and started my own thing in March. But that won't stop me, I'll still play along with Drug Monkey's "12 mo of..." meme. I have had quite a bit of fun getting to know everyone as I start my adventure on the tenure track. So thanks to everyone that stopped by and made me feel welcome both here at LabSpaces and in my original Blogspot home. I appreciate all of the advice, insight and camraderie. I hope that next year is even more fantastic!! So here goes with the first year of Balanced Instability:
Apr: I am suffering from an unfortunate fact: I can exist in only one place at a given time.
May: So, I finished my second marathon yesterday!!
Jun: Well, I'm sure that this is to be expected, but still I am finding this pretty funny (thus the hilarity tag).
Jul: So, what should you do when you think that a colleague is taking advantage of a graduate student?
Aug: I made it back, and nothing went horribly wrong while I was gone.
Sep: When I was writing my first postdoc fellowship, Dr. Advisor told me that there were 2 rules of grant-writing*:
Oct: I really do!
Nov: I'm looking for some insight from folks out there that are (or interact with) new graduate students.
Dec: Today I had to fire someone.
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