June 15, 2015

I Can't Stress This Enough

Five Steps to Dealing with Stress as a Graduate Student or Postdoc
Being a scientist, particularly a scientist-in-training, can be stressful. Here are some ways I try to "simmer down now".
April 29, 2015

Tiny Monster

The aquatic carnivorous bladderwort Utricularia gibba
One carnivorous plant that exhibits movement is the aquatic bladderwort U. gibba. Multiple tiny traps that grow along the length of free-floating (rootless) stems are used to catch prey (mostly zooplankton). U. gibba is becoming an exciting model system for the study trap function, genome size, and the development of complex plant structures.
March 9, 2015

Do the Math

What I Learned at a Negotiation Skills Workshop
I learned a great deal about the process of preparing and engaging in negotiation in this workshop. The active negotiation exercises were both the most challenging and the most useful part of the day. Uncomfortable as it was, taking part in mock negotiations pushed the participants to engage with the material in a real, rather than academic way.