Jan
28

Writing style

I’ve found that my writing process is slightly strange. I’m now at page 50 on my first chapter, and I’m not done! One of the things that I like to do is to really get into the ‘how’ of why something happens. For Courriéres, this means understanding the history of miners, the development of mining…
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Jan
08

Bottom of the barrel at #SICB2015

I’m sitting in a corner of the West Palm Beach airport, dreading flying from a balmy 80 degrees to the snow and ice in D.C. right now. Ah well, #SICB2015 has been more than good to me. (That’s the official hashtag, hah.)

Jan
07

A return to neuroendocrinology

There was a symposium this morning on Neurohormones, Brain & Behavior. (Awesome.) One of the researchers that gave a talk is Molly Dickens, currently at postdoc at UC Berkeley. The title was “Sex, stress, and rapid estradiol changes in the male brain.” I went to her poster later in the afternoon and ended up sending…
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Jan
06

“Thinking” about change & insulin

I didn’t write a post last night because I got back to my hotel a little late and went to bed. I attended the Division of Comparative Endocrinology social from 8-10 last night. SICB is divided into divisions like this, there’s a whole bunch of them. By breaking up membership by subject of study, it’s…
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Jan
04

Hi again

…from West Palm Beach. I’ve fallen off the blogging train recently, like the whole last semester, but I’ve resolved to get back on it. At least for the next few days. I am in West Palm Beach for the 2015 meeting of SICB, the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology.  One of the reasons I…
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