by Andre on 26 September 2009
Having defended my thesis, I set off to England about a month ago to start a postdoc at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge. I’m going to be working in Bill Schafer’s lab studying neuroscience using C. elegans as a model system. This is a pretty big switch for me, but it’s exciting to try to orient myself in a new field and identify some interesting and tractable problems. It can also be frustrating when you can’t follow a lot of what people discuss in talks, but I’m trying to take advantage of my naivety to start something a bit original. It’s great to be a scientist.
Cambridge itself has been beautiful so far. It’s certainly colder than Philly, but it hasn’t rained much at all, despite everyone’s warnings. We’ve even tried some punting (that’s me trying to steer).