I just joined IG last month, but thanks to #scientistswhoselfie
& the bravery, perseverance & hard work of #womeninscience
.sam , I’m now >100 followers, each an opportunity to teach someone abt the wonders of #biochemistry
. Let’s concentrate on what matters: We’re #strongertogether
aren’t better or worse than those who don’t - just diff & each 1 of us is different bc #scientistsarepeople
. & so’s our audience. Each scientist contributes to #science
in a slightly (or very) diff way & this is important bc each person learns best in a diff way.
We need to rethink what we value as a scientific community. I ❤️ lab but I’m OK never winning a Nobel Prize or even making a Nobel-Prize-worthy finding. Honestly, I’d be 😀-er knowing I’ve helped open the 🚪4 someone who never even imagined they could be a scientist to do it. So yes, I work very hard in the lab, but I also work hard on #scicomm
. & to be honest, it can take a lot out of me. 1 min I'm feeling 😀 my #scicomm
’s having an impact & the next I'm feeling guilty that it's time away from my thesis work (even though I'm doing #scicomm
during wait steps, after work, my work hasn’t slacked off, etc.). But I’ve found #scicomm
helps put me in a + mood AND better understand what I'm doing in lab & WHY - the purpose & theory behind each step. & in my quest to not give false info, I’ve found ways to optimize my own lab work!
I’m only a 2nd year PhD student & I don’t know where my scientific journey will take me career-wise, but I’m so grateful to the #scicomm
community 4 embracing me & helping me find my voice. —— I'm The Bumbling Biochemist, a grad student @CSHLnews
. I heard some people think biochemistry is too boring 😲 or hard, so I've set off on a mission to help show people how fun, exciting, & understandable #biochemistry
can be! You don't have to ❤️#biochemistry
like I do, but you should at least have access to it to decide if you do, so I'm bringing it to you here, on twitter https://twitter.com/biochem_bri, FB https://www.facebook.com/thebumblingbiochemist/ … … & my website http://thebumblingbiochemist.com/
Q's? I'll do my best to answer...