Author Archives: collegebiology
For many postdocs, there’s a lot of tension surrounding the transition to a tenure-track faculty position. And rightfully so since this is one of the most crucial junctures in our academic careers. We ask ourselves, “Will I be able to … Continue reading
Photo from iTunes. In a biology or genetics course, students are tasked with learning quantitative ideas such as linkage, recombination, and genetic drift. Up until this point, biology can be heavier on facts and ideas than more numerical subjects such as … Continue reading
It can be a long and confusing road for students to learn the Central Dogma of Molecular Biology (DNA begets RNA begets protein). Students have to grapple with specifics such as 5′ to 3′, DNA vs. RNA nucleotides, base pairing, … Continue reading
The second and third guest posts on applying to STEM graduate school are now up on Aaron Long’s blog, The Doctoral Road: Part II and Part III. Head over there to learn more!
Human biology can be a tricky subject. It takes the world of the abstract, with its nondescript cells, mRNA, membrane structures, etc., and puts it into the context of the human experience. Trisomy 21 is no longer a factoid to … Continue reading
I was contacted by fellow blogger Aaron Long of The Doctoral Road to write a series of guest blog posts. The Doctoral Road covers topics on graduate programs in the humanities, and Aaron asked that I give the STEM perspective. … Continue reading
In school, particularly K-12, students spend a lot of their mental power categorizing themselves. Which clique do I fit into? Jocks, nerds, cheerleaders, popular kids, drama dorks, marching band, emos, goths, punks, skateboarders, surfers, or rappers? AP, gifted, average, or … Continue reading