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Please do not publish my thesis

I received a few of these emails, offering me a chance to publish my thesis (which anyone can find online for free in its entirety, if they so desire). Today I decided to reply. The email I got: Dear Eva Amsen, As stated by the University of Toronto’s electronic repository,…

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Metabolic Melodies

I was cleaning out the bookmarks on my laptop, when – no, that’s not true. I was clicking on all the bookmarks, noticed that 70% are now dead links, and just left them there, when I came across “Kevin Ahern’s Wildly Popular Metabolic Melodies“. I must have bookmarked it long…

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Learning to teach

If everything goes well (fingers crossed, knock on wood, and other unscientific anti-jinx methods) this is my last semester in the lab. I plan to write over the summer, and defend my thesis in the fall. After that, I want to do two things: write about science and teach science….