Hi! I'm Geeka. I've been a scientist for, I don't know, it seems like forever, I guess since I started college, so, like 15 years? Anyhow, this is where I'm going to give my take on a bunch of stuff. I'm usually a little bit out there (that is, I don't see the obvious at the outset), which means that you are probably going to have to deal with reading such topics as: Interpersonal relationship training for scientists, my lab pet peeves, how to get along in business when you just came straight out of academia, trying to deal with having a life and being a scientist, really odd topics for a paper, random stuff I found on the internet that made me shoot coffee out of my nose, you know, (ab)normal Geeka. Why the title? Because at the very heart of me, I'm a virologist, and while I don't necessarily do that now, it's how I view the scientific world.
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Jackass (via email): What's the stuff we use for gels to see it on the imager?
Geeka: Sybr green
Jackass: that's for DNA
Geeka: Sypro Orange
Jackass: that's for gels, I want blots.
Geeka: Sypro Ruby
Jackass: yes, that's what I wanted.
(I haven't been in his lab since September of 2008. This series of emails came today. He could have did a find on my dissertation, or on the 2 people that have graduated since I left, ask his grad student, or his 2 post-docs, no he sends me a series of coded emails.)
In a good thing, this exchange allowed me to archive the 3 emails I've had in my inbox from him about my project from the last week I worked for him.
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