Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Shift, Not Drift

There have been a few reasons why I haven't been updating my blog lately.

1. I've been trying to get a side-blog up off the ground with a good friend. It has nothing to do with science, but if you are interested in reviews of vegan candies from around the world, you can check it out here.

2. My main project at work was coming to an end, and I was in a mad dash to collect some final data and write up a massive report, summarizing all of the work I did to support the project for the last 3 years. I'm sure you can imagine how time consuming that was.

3. I've been working on creating some content on antibacterial resistance for Khan Academy, but the editing and re-writing process has taken longer than I initially anticipated.

aaaaand, lastly:

4. Given the fact that my previous project with NASA was ending (now: has ended), I decided that it was time for me to take the plunge back into my original research field: virology. Tomorrow is my first day as a researcher for Stanford University's School of Medicine, specifically in the pediatric department and infectious disease division! Yes, that's right, I'm leaving the world of life support and heading into a world of dengue fever and chikungunya!

Side note: how wild is it that I had just posted about chikungunya? Totally weird coincidence.

So, as I transition into this new job, I hope you can wait patiently for my next entry. I actually have the topic already picked out, and am slowly working on creating the content. The next entry will actually be based off of a question that I received via email, and I'm really excited to dive in. (Hint: it's something about Ebola).

Thank you for bearing with me while I make this ridiculously exciting jump to Stanford! Woo!