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cute? or THE CUTEST?
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Today I had to fire someone
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The joy of the interview
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Are you writing an tenure-track job application?
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Women in Academia Q&A
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muddling in mentoring
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Lost in translation?
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If you were an incoming graduate student, how would you choose where to rotate?
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How NOT to work in my lab
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Make it rain!
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If I wasn't doing this...
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I *heart* conferences!
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Should you pay undergrads that work in your lab?
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The scientist-in-training
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It's not a pissing contest
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Beery Bladder-not necessarily from a Beery Friday
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A quick note.
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Moving on up...
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Sunday afternoon panic attack
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Advice for the new grad student
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The purpose of the K99/R00
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Am I ruining your marriage?
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All about ME!
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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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Monday, August 9, 2010

Wow! I'm super excited to join up with folks over here at LabSpaces. Thanks for having me.

This is freakishly similar to the first day I stepped into my empty lab space IRL. Big. Empty.

Now what?

That's it, I'm going to wander around and see if Tiddles has some beer in the fridge*. Tomorrow I'll get some actually work done.

*based on a true story

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Genomic Repairman
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Welcome to the friendliest, angriest, surliest, and drunkest scientific blogging site ever!

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I knew this was my kind of crowd. Thanks for having me.

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Hello Gerty-Z!!! So fun to have you here!

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Hiii :)

Dr. O
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Hello there, Gerty...welcome!

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Gerty-Z, welcome to LabSpaces-where there's always beer in the fridge ;)

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Hi! Welcome aboard :)

Brian Krueger, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
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Welcome Gz! Looks like you've passed the sniff test. :)

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Okay, since no one else has, I'll bite. Tiddles???

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OK, first insight into my personality: I tend to make up words that I think are easier to say/write. So, instead of Tideliar I went with Tiddles. If there is protest re: my laziness, I will of course resign myself to writing out the whole thing.

Don't ask me to justify why Tiddles seems easier. :-)

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Who done be takin my name in vain!

Oh, shit, Hey Gerty! They really have lowered the bar for us huh? How did you know the diminutive of my name is Tiddles? I blame RPG and Lablit for that one...

Anyone else calls me Tiddles, I swear I will set my trained attack guinea-pigs to leave little piles poo under your sofa.

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You are going to fit riiiiiiight in. :)

Lab Mom
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Welcome! I'm glad you are here!
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