Of Mice and Death

Here is a comprehensive list of the things that I learned this summer:

  1. When all of your mice die, you don’t go home.
  2. Mice do not know what weekends are.
  3. No matter how much Dr. Grunwald loves snakes, I will never stop being afraid of them.
  4. Jason will move mountains to bring me jelly, while listening to 90s grunge of course.
  5. I truly love doing research, and I cannot wait to be back in lab next semester.
  6. I tried to like math, I really did. But alas, I still don’t like math.
  7. Even when you proof read your poster for a week, you still make a typo in your title.
  8. When your project completely fails, a great mentor will send you an article about the importance of stupidity in science and help you figure out how to keep moving.
  9. Theoretical results are still as acceptable as real results.
  10. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my career doing science.

Thank you to the Dzirasa lab for giving me a fantastic summer research experience. Thank you to Dr. Grunwald and Jason for teaching all of us so much about what it means to be a scientist.

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