Hi. I'm genegeek (aka Catherine Anderson). Thanks for stopping by. I realized during my PostDoc that I preferred learning and explaining new results to doing science so I started a non-traditional career of teaching and outreach. I'll be using this space to explore public perception of genetics and other cool molecular biology stuff.
My posts are presented as opinion and commentary and do not represent the views of LabSpaces Productions, LLC, my employer, or my educational institution.
Please wait while my tweets load
All I want for Christmas... grants funded and papers published. But if you can't influence that decision, I've compiled a list of fun things you could give me or other geeks in your life.
Cute toys - could try to consider them educational
I love the Giant Microbes - plush dolls in the shape of various microbes. It allows me to say that I gave my husband syphilis for his birthday. I like the idea of the heart warming box featured at ThinkGeek but I don't think I'll give them to the young daughters of the Patience Family
Falling Water Lego and the organic architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright FTW. Now, how to get the waterfall...
Wear your geek with pride!
Necklaces and other charms by Molecular Muse. I love my amino acid necklace (left) that spells out geek. It doesn't seem to be for sale anymore but
T-shirts. I love the XKCD shirt (Stand Back, I'm going to do Science) but there are so many...share your favourites in the comments.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - I've already read the book but it is excellent. Every biomedical scientist should read it.
Other geektastic stuff
Glass charms - wine and science. Pretty enough that my non-scientist friends will tolerate them
Ring for lab and home - pop eppendorfs and beer bottles with ease
Coffee mug - helps remember the difference between geek, nerd, and dork
genegeek merchandise - starts with shirts and mugs. Can also get some StubbornTurtle gear here for slower runner (like me).
Geek Calendar - not only are the photos and people cool but it helps raise money for libel reform in the UK to allow open critique of fantastic claims.
Gift for husband (don't tell): bacteria soap. I love these soaps and they will drive him nuts. I hope there are some in stock that can arrive before Christmas. Seriously, soap that glows in the dark is fun.
What geeky gifts would you like? Any others that you would recommend?
Cross-posted at genegeek.ca with photos
This post has been viewed: 1357 time(s)
Every year I hope someone gets me the "Calamaties" set of Giant Microbes, but nobody ever does :(
I can't wait to get the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, as I've heard nothing but good things about it, and my sister already got me the Geek Domination book :D
I love the Etsy charms! I just contacted the seller to see if they will make a cholesterol molecule for me (I study intracellular cholesterol movement). This is one of the most useful holiday compilations ever! Thanks...
Thanks David and Jeanne. I'm hoping that my family takes the hint for some of these gifts. The Etsy charms are fantastic. I've worn the geek necklace to fancy events and many people comment: some with 'is that science-y' and others just with: 'wow, that tree sculpture is nice'. I hope you get a cholesterol molecule.
One missing book is The Poisoner's Handbook. A good read through the beginning of forensic science and some handy tips on poisoning people.
The Poisoner's Handbook is now added to my list! :)