awesome! thank you for sharing. :)by the way, it's my first time here and i'm curious. i assume you're a puerto rican neuroscientist suffering in some u.s. labs working on a ph.d.? :P if you don't mind me asking, where do you go to school and what are you doing your dissertation on? i was studying cognitive science (as an undergrad) at ucsd but had to drop out a few weeks ago (in my fourth year) to take some time off for work. :)
Hi! I'm at Cornell, and I specialize in glutamate receptor structure/dynamics. The lab I'm at also does some electrophysiology, but I'm one of the NMR dynamics group. What *really* interests me is subtype-specific GluR trafficking, and how it relates to memory formation, long-term potentiation, and long-term depression. Also cool, finally figuring out how to make subtype-specific AMPAkines.A couple of labmates had to do that before graduating. I hope you can get out quickly - because at least in most places gradschool is paid for. I was very, very lucky because PR heavily subsidizes college education, and with some light scholarship one is able to get out sans humongous debt. When I was in undergrad each credit was $35, although it has increased slightly since then.
that sounds like fun! and it's AMAZING that puerto rico subsidizes college so heavily. ucsd is ~$20,000/year as it stands for tuition, room and board, books, transportation, and all the trimmings but a lot of my costs were paid for by grants and scholarships thankfully. now i've only got $19,000 of debt to show for myself and no little piece of paper with my name on it yet. :P