Wednesday, September 2, 2009


I have updated my Blogger profile to say "second-year neuroscience PhD student," for two reasons. First, the semester has officially begun and the new first-year students are on campus. Second, and perhaps more important, I passed my written qualifying exam! (I will also have an oral exam at the beginning of my third year, which I must pass to achieve candidacy.)


  1. Yay, congrats! Another rung in the ladder.

  2. Congrats! Apparently in my department, we don't technically qualify as "second year graduate students" until we present our first year research projects to the department, which doesn't happen for another 3 weeks. Consequently, I get to be in a strange limbo for the next 3 weeks where I'm in neither my first nor my second year. I say "pah!" to that.