Illuminating science with a rainbow of proteins

Known as a Nobel Laureate for his research on the Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP), Roger Tsien revolutionized the world of biology and brought some colour into the world of science. The news of his passing has left me with a heavy heart. I will be forever grateful for his work on fluorescent proteins and the…

The True North for Science

Being a Canadian and living in Canada makes me feel very proud. Canada is a country that provides many opportunities, especially for the young professionals trying to make an impact in this world with advancements in health research. From post-doctoral fellows  awaiting to acquire their own research lab, to graduate students at different stages in their training…

EB-EXPerience

I am very excited to share today’s post that is inspired by my recent attendance at the Experimental Biology conference held in San Diego earlier this month. So, if you are a grad student, then Experimental Biology is for YOU! Experimental Biology (EB) is a massive science conference – there must have been around 10,000 attendees…

Promote your Re-Search

I am very excited to tell you that I am attending a prestigious international science conference, Experimental Biology, that attracts thousands of students and it’s being held in San Diego, California. I’m at the airport as I write today’s post, making good of my time between connecting flights. I am pretty excited about the sunny…

Green Protein or Green Beer

Since Thursday, I’ve been seeing photos of people drinking green beer, while I get to read papers – luck of the #phdlife. So naturally, in my own nerdy way, I wanted to celebrate St. Patrick’s day by telling you about the Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) – a discovery that revolutionized the world of molecular biology – or made…

“That was a convenient Power outage”

Said no one ever! In the last 48 hours, there has been a power outage in my research facility resulting in no lab access. At first, to a student that sounds exciting: a day off from science at the lab bench! But in reality, a power outage that could last for two weeks is one…

Busy versus Productive

It has been a very interesting week for me. There have been several realizations in my personal, business, and academic (as it comes to an end) lives. I have the multiple things I do regularly in several posts, interviews, and everyday life. My design firm has never been busier , my comic studio has our…

So Matcha Hype

  If you are a coffee/tea addict like myself, you may have heard about the latest health fad: MATCHA TEA, a ceremonial Japanese green tea. Is it just me or is it everywhere!? Most of you likely already know some of the benefits, but one popular aspect of matcha is that it is high in…

Dealing with LS2: Lonely Student Syndrome

Guess who’s back again? (Yes Matt finally gets a break!) I wanted to begin by apologizing for how I haven’t been contributing to recent blog posts.  I would like to acknowledge how I was very fortunate to have a generous co-author, Matt Lytwyn, who without hesitation was able to help me and keep Re-Spect Science…

To Do

I have been getting asked something as of late, a lot I find. My original plan, like most things I decide to do, have quickly flown out the window compared to what I originally planned. I had this entire thing set up that I would do different posts about different things and set the amount…