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Thursday, August 21, 2008


Hello. I am wondering if anyone is every really even going to read this. I have been told that science is "cool." I still have my serious doubts, though. I was never considered cool, even in all my science nerd glory. But I will try to remain hopeful.

I am one of the few people left that believe it is a bad idea to post all your personal information on the internet, but I will tell you that my name is Sanjeev. I am an American, born in India, and I'm in my mid-twenties. I am currently studying for my Master's degree in microbiology, and therefore have started working at a lab as a technician. That is where the fun starts.

Although I am just a tech/assistant (you would not believe how much paperwork that involves) I am hoping to gain a lot of hands-on experience that is hard to find in Universities.

This past week, a team of biologists, microbiologists, and geneticists have been put together to work on a contracted project the lab just received.I signed enough papers to know that I can't give away too many details about the lab, the employees, or the project, but the lineup is pretty impressive to me.

The subject of the project is supposed to be parasites. That works for me, as parasites were the topic of more than one of my papers. I should find out, in the next few weeks, what my role will be and what the goal of this project is. I will try to update as soon as I know. If I remember.

Until then!


  1. Sanjeev - this is pretty cool. You've managed to get your ungeeky little brother interested in this. I'll be checking back in.

  2. Anonymous10:04 PM

    I have to write a paper on how parasites could be viewed as beneficial. Any tips?

  3. Anonymous10:15 PM

    Interesting, but you should probably just go ahead and tell us that this is fiction. How convenient that you can't disclose any details.

  4. Jessica Raines10:20 PM

    Science IS cool! I am hoping to be a genetic engineer myself. You have been RSS'd.


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