Monday, September 30, 2013

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Anonymous Quotes from Support Systems

"You mention in your letter about a academic paper, what is an academic paper?  Does it have something to do  with your classes? "

Some of us come from generations of doctors and scientists. Some of us come from other kinds of families.

Friday, September 27, 2013


Taken on the drive to the 2013 MSTP resort somewhere between Madison and Devil's Head Resort. 

Photo Credit: Brittany Y.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Anonymous Quotes from the UW MSTP

"Chatting about my study schedule with my mom: 'I really need to spend more time on drugs.'"

Monday, September 23, 2013


An absolute necessity at any UWMSTP retreat. 

Photo Credit: Brittany Y.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Corn Fritter

Who knew Indonesian food was this tasty? Bandung booth at Taste of Madison 2013. 

Photo Credit: Brittany Y. 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Sam and Don

The guinea pig pals of Erin D.'s household. 

Photo Credit: Erin D.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Anonymous Quotes from the UW MSTP

"At some point during FM2 I developed a tendency to read 'pseudomonas' in my head to Handel's hallelujah chorus.."

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Frances and Clyde

Ceci's cats. These cats eat fancier food than most of the MSTP students.

Photo credit: Ceci W.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Anonymous Quotes from the UW MSTP

"'Cyclin-CDK complexes: Must be both activated and inactivated for the cell cycle to progress.'

They are the Schrodinger's cat of molecular biology, it would seem. "

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Scenes from Summertime

Drew S. as the most enthusiastic of bartenders at Ray Z.'s housewarming BBQ. 

Photo Credit: Brittany Y. 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Anonymous Quotes from the UW MSTP

On the advantages of C. elegans as a model system:

" If you screw up your experiment in grad school you can start again that same week... it happens a lot."

Friday, September 13, 2013

Four horns instead of one.

Taken while doing field work in Mali, March 2012.
Photo credit: Richard M.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Anonymous Quotes from the MSTP

" I cannot wait to be a [ridiculous] PI. "

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Taste of Madison

Brittany Y. attacking a gyro at Taste of Madison 2013. 

Photo Credit: Cong Han L. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

As Heard in Lecture

"The disease is called Usual Interstitial Pneumonia, but it's not usual -- it's rare. And it's not pneumonia; it's pneumonitis."

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Monday, September 9, 2013


Kim's 4-year old puppy (who therefore isn't really a puppy).

Photo credit: Kim K.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Anonymous Quotes from the UW MSTP

"Mmmmmmm.... cake kidney....... now i want to bake cakes."

Friday, September 6, 2013

Anonymous Quotes from the UW MSTP

"Oooh!  Or maybe they will ask us how we would deal with a patient who was dealing with the challenges of living with proverty."

((All spellings in the quote above are correct and intentional.))

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Anonymous Quotes from the UW MSTP

"I was sort of under the impression that 'Argyll Robertson' was the name of some sort of prominent old timey prostitute or something.. I guess not."

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Puppy Party Time!

Matt L. and his fiancée Jenny had a birthday party for their puppy, Hope. (It was also a birthday party for Jenny, but since Hope pretty much runs the household, all cake involved with that party was all about Hope.)

Birthday cake! (Also note the paw print cupcakes in the background. So yummy!)

Happy birthday, Hope. It's too bad she refused to stay still for a photo whenever she was being forced to wear that Happy Birthday tiara. 

Photo credits: Brittany Y.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Engagement Time!

Congratulations to Mitch B. and his new fiancée, Esther, on their recent engagement. Photo above from the photo booth at the wedding of a lab acquaintance, submitted by Amelia H. 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Anonymous Quotes from the UW MSTP

"I'm not having a committee meeting until [...] my experiment works."