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Rejections
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In reverse
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12 months of blogging...easy enough
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By popular demand - The Arrival
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Cabin Fever
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Why am I doing this?
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On the market - what to do with a priority score
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

DonorsChoose - more projects to support
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Oh, the guilt...
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Priority Score Confusion
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Working from home sucks; aka "Preeclampsia for Dummies"
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Editor's choice
Thursday, October 14, 2010

Let the obsessing begin
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DonorChoose - start giving!
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Careful what I say...
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To dance or teach...
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Tailspin
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Challenges at the bench
Monday, September 27, 2010

What am I really?
Monday, September 20, 2010

A double standard
Friday, September 17, 2010

The Little Lab Bench That Could
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What I'm glad I didn't know before...
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Round Up: 8/29 - 9/4
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You don't need no stinkin' permission
Monday, August 23, 2010

I'm still alive, just buried
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NanoKids!
Thursday, August 12, 2010

Dr. O's advice to new grad students
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Open Letter
Monday, August 9, 2010

What you should know as a new TT faculty
Saturday, August 7, 2010

Tagged?!?
Friday, August 6, 2010

A little professionalism, please
Thursday, August 5, 2010

How picky is too picky?
Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Hello LabSpaces!
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After a frustrating year on the tenure-track job hunt, my eyes are still on the prize, and I've learned that sheer will might be the most important quality required for this career track.

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Sunday, September 5, 2010


Wow...can you tell it's September? It's been a busy week for many of us here on LabSpaces, what with school starting back up and undergrad/new grad students pouring back onto campus. In the midst of this upheaval from our relatively relaxing summer lab lives, Genomic Repairman recounts his philosophy on mentoring n00bie grad students. GR also reminded new PIs to make sure they fully understand their tenure requirements, while Dr. Becca advised PIs to get a #$@&ing website!

Some of the LabSpace bloggers had more open-ended thoughts to share: GertyZ wondered how ambitious is too ambitious when grant writing (also check out the follow-up post by Comrade PhysioProf). And our dear Overlord (aka Brian Krueger) pondered the viability of social networking for scientists. Might blogging be a way to reel more scientists onto the internet?

As the conference-going season is winding down, JadeEd shares information from the "other side" of scientific conferences, offering up the vendor's viewpoint (as well as some hints on how to flirt ;). And Genomic Repairman recounts the, *ahem*, inebriated tale of his best conference ever, complete with mentions of Xbox, Halo 2, "gorgeous girl", and a guy named Lump.

We still talk about science on LabSpaces, too!! Kelly Oakes discussed some new data regarding the age of our solar system. And Genomic Repairman has issued a warning for those using HEK293 cells lines. Seriously, go check it out if you do cell culture!!

As per usual, the LabSpaces bloggers have also managed to dig up some just plain cool stuff to check out. Geeka reviewed her favorite tech toys, and LabMom found children's clothing with pink dinosaurs!! Catherine Anderson told us about her Canadian Hero, marathon runner Terry Fox. And Biochem Belle showed us the more musical side of NIH Director Francis Collins...seriously good stuff.

Yours truly has not blogged this past week (bad Dr. O) because of some heavy work at the bench (I've got data, bitches!) and setting up the little one's nursery. But I've got some great posts coming this next week...stay tuned for the tale of My New Magical Lab Bench, and have a great Labor Day!! :)

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I love a good roundup. I'm perpetually behind in life, so the concentration of links make it more likely that I'll get to read good posts before I go to bed.

Brian Krueger, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
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Great round up Dr. O! Can't wait to hear your next story ;)

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Fantastic job, Dr. O-I expected nothing less ;) Glad to hear the data fairy has paid a visit!
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