Brief update: My PhD defense yesterday went as well as can be expected – my committee roughed me up a bit, just as any reviewer would but no worse – and now I’ve got a some revisions and a couple more quick ‘n dirty experiments to do in the coming weeks. At the same time, I’ll be finishing up a second paper and submitting it (to J. Cell Biol. or J. Biol. Chem, hopefully).
And although I don’t think he’s aware that I’ve been maintaining a blog (I kept it under the radar here in the Molecular Medicine department), I’d like to thank my advisor, Jun-Lin Guan, for his patience and encouragement.
Also, starting tomorrow, I officially start working as a postdoc, with an appointment to the Department of Biomedical Engineering, lab space in Duffield Hall, and office space overlooking the engineering quad at Cornell.
As a reference to anyone who might be interested in similar work, I’m making the first chapter of my dissertation (introductory, and I hope a good review) available publicly. Please contact me with any questions (or if you find them, typos).