Friday, March 4, 2011

Hi everyone! Remember me. . .the non-biologist?!

Hi all--remember me? It's been a while, been busy with the PhD'ing stuff but I figured it was high time to stop over and say "Hello" and let you all know what we've been up to.

The old man has got to be the most hardworking person I know. He's currently got three jobs: Post-Doc, TA for intro bio lab and still killing bugs on the side two times a week. He's nuts, which is probably why I like him so much. He's also still been brewing lots of tasty beer to keep us and our Larryville friends happy.

PhD for me has been going very well. I've gotten to know our Raman spectroscopy lab "the cave, or the closet" as we like to call it, very well. I'm swimming in data. I've given a couple of talks on my stuff at the Goldschmidt conference (geochemists) and the Geological Society of America in the past year or so, which was an interesting experience. Always interesting when you end of telling people something some of them really, really don't want to hear.

And, gonna toot our horn a bit here, (not too much though, lest it be annoying) we got our first paper out of my PhD work recently published in the geoscience division of Nature (Nature Geoscience). Kinda exciting. Better yet, one paper done for the PhD.

I'm glad this blog is here, it always lets me keep up with the going's on of the diaspora and even if I don't comment frequently, know I'm probably lurking around not too infrequently. The old man and I do miss you all, and hope everything is going well in your lives!


Jennifer said...

Great news JulS! Glad to hear you are both doing so well.

Beth said...

Thanks for keeping us in the loop. We're happy that you're lurking and that paper sounds very exciting. :-)


Sparkling Squirrel said...

Great to hear from you Juls! Could you (and/or the old man) drop me an e-mail to my plant nerd hot mail account-- I'm pretty sure the address I have is one you don't check and you definitely want an April Fools letter!

Erin said...

Way to go on the paper! Glad you are both doing well.