Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Poor ol' blog

Hello, readers (if I even have any, these days)... it's been a while.

As you may have noticed, I don't update this blog anymore. But I do still receive blog-related emails regularly, especially from folks who are applying to graduate school, so I think it's important to preserve these posts for future generations of applicants. I'm also always happy to provide a little e-mentoring to folks who read my blog and have questions. (If the question and answer seem of general interest, I might post them here!)

This past year I had the honor of representing Emory's Graduate Program in Neuroscience at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in New Orleans, which held its first ever graduate school fair. That experience was totally fun and I loved talking with all the prospective students. I'd love to do it again next year -- I think I convinced at least a couple of people to apply. This week, the first wave of interviewees will be descending on Emory's campus, and I look forward to having pizza with them on Thursday.

If you're wondering what I'm up to lately: mostly, trying to get my experiments done so I can graduate. I'm in my 5th year now! I will definitely be here for some or all of my 6th year, but I'd like to avoid a 7th. In other news, I recently gave a flash talk about innovative teaching methods for the interdisciplinary "Eat. Talk. Teach. Run." program (link includes a photo of me and my rapt audience -- alas, I did not win the prize).

I also am somewhat active on Twitter (@lauramariani), so follow me there if you'd like more tweet-sized updates about my life in the lab.

I hope 2013 treats you well, and good luck to everyone currently applying/interviewing for PhD programs!

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