May was Beef Month!

June 12, 2018

Have you fired up your grill this year? Chances are that you have, as summer is just around the corner. While grilling hamburgers or steaks, have you ever thought about where that beef was from, prior to its life on the grocery store shelf?


The Most Important Laboratory Equipment

June 1, 2018

As graduate students we have the privilege of completing our own ‘wet-work’ for our research projects. There are a lot of adjectives, both positive and negative, that can describe that experience. Despite being mostly awesome, completing your research can sometimes be repetitive and monotonous.


Don’t Forget the Soft Skills

April 24, 2018

Graduate students can easily fall victim to tunnel vision.  We are focused on our specific discipline and often let professional development fall on the wayside.  I myself was especially guilty of this.  How could I add one more task to my plate when I was already juggling writing,


Why Does My Dog Eat Grass?

April 2, 2018

I recently adopted a greyhound named Dogtor, Doc for short. Doc is a wonderful dog, who has what I thought to be a strange habit of grazing in my backyard. I feed him a high-quality grain-free diet with plenty of snacks, yet this habit persists.