Sharing a Gem With You

Between the extreme weather in NYC these past few days and my forced SSRI withdrawal, I am suffering a bit of a crisis today, so I am trying to prove to myself that I am not alone in my misery by poking through those blogs that link to mine. As a result, I discovered this gem; R.E.S.E.A.R.C.H.E.R.S. This is a new blog written by two postdocs from the opposite sides of the pond, so you, dear readers, will have the rare opportunity to start reading a blog from the very beginning. Here’s what Dr. A writes;

Dr J and I used to work on the same floor in the institute where I did my Ph.D. and where J came for a postdoctoral position from across the pond. The last year for me, and the first for him were very busy times but we helped each other through by providing counseling over a pint or 5, a bottle of shiraz, chocolate and sushi. These sessions were instrumental in getting me through the hardest year of my life and now that I have moved for my own postdoctoral work, and we are unable to chat, bitch, wine, or cry in person – why not start a blog!

What a wonderful premise for starting a blog! I admit that I am a little bit jealous that they have each other for support (I wish I had some emotional and professional support when I was finishing grad school and during my postdoc!), but nonetheless, I love this sort of collaborative effort and want to support Dr. J and Dr. A in their endeavor. So please go to their blog and leave a cheery hello for them.


About GrrlScientist

grrlscientist is the pseudonym of an evolutionary biologist and ornithologist who writes about evolution, ethology, and ecology, especially in birds. After earning a degree in microbiology (thesis focus: virology) and working at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, she earned her PhD in zoology from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she studied the molecular correlates of testosterone and behaviour in white-crowned sparrows. She then worked a Chapman Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where she studied the speciation and distribution of lories and other parrots throughout the South Pacific Islands. A discarded scientist, she returned to her roots: writing. Formerly hosted by The Guardian (UK), she now writes about science for Forbes and for the non-profit think tank, the Evolution Institute and she writes podcasts for BirdNote Radio. An avid lifelong birder and aviculturist, she lives with a flock of songbirds and parrots somewhere in Germany.
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0 Responses to Sharing a Gem With You

  1. Coturnix says:

    Love it! Thank you.

  2. Dr J says:

    Thanks so much for the great write up. I hope we will produce a blog worth reading!