Last week, in response to this recent post circulating social media, we asked our students: What is the topic of your thesis, in 20 words or less? Here are the responses! I make mutant viruses and utilize drugs to study how herpes simplex virus spreads from the mouth into neurons. -Jillian Carmichael, 4th-year Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. … Continue reading Penn State College of Medicine Students Describe Their Theses…in 20 Words or Less
Many of us have enjoyed this recent post called "20 PhD Students Dumb Down Their Thesis for Us," which originated from this reddit post last month. Examples included: When I get rid of this gene, it messes the brain up. A lot. My experimental drug does NOT cure addiction. You can make antimatter move in … Continue reading What is your thesis about…in 20 words or less?
By: Cecilia Bove, 1st year student in the Neuroscience Graduate Program You may recall from my “Meet a Scientist” interview that I grew up in a music-rich home. I like to say that I can fluently speak Italian, English and Music – because it is, in all respects, a language. Music can make us feel without saying … Continue reading C, D, E, F, G, A, Brain: Music as Therapy
This is the seventh post in our “Meet a Scientist” series. Next up is Stephen Matthews, who just began his graduate studies at Penn State College of Medicine this semester. Meet Stephen: Let’s get to know you a bit! Where are you from, what did you study in college, and what is your role at Penn State College of … Continue reading Meet a Scientist: Stephen Matthews
This is the sixth post in our “Meet a Scientist” series. Next up is Brian Chiou, who just began his graduate studies at Penn State College of Medicine this semester. Meet Brian: Let’s get to know you a bit! Where are you from, what did you study in college, and what is your role at Penn State College of Medicine? … Continue reading Meet a Scientist: Brian Chiou