So, while grad school has been kicking my ass I have been neglecting my blogging responsibilities. Go figure, priorities and all… It’s looking up now though, the first hurdle has been jumped: I have picked and been accepted by a thesis lab. I will be studying the etiology of Parkinson’s Disease in the substania nigra pars compacta dopaminergic neurons (a fancy name for dopamine producing cells in the middle of your brain that selectively die off in Parkinson’s Disease). If all goes well I can actually get back to a blogging schedule of both scientific and random posts. Should be fun. Stick around and give me shit if I don’t post enough.