Well, I hate doing this, but every so often I find it necessary to write blogposts on major life changes. Just to keep people updated. In this case, it's a significant background point.
For those who don't already know, I'm no longer a grad student at Northwestern. I left the program over, um, conflicts of interest with my research advisor. I wasn't happy with how it turned out, but it was probably for the best.
Instead of going straight for the PhD, I'm going to first work on my MS and then move back to a PhD program. Tomorrow, I start classes at the University of Missouri-St. Louis for their Biochemistry/Biotechnology MS program. Thankfully, I'll be teaching as well, which pays for my tuition and provides a decent stipend.
Hopefully, you readers are now more fully informed on where I'm writing from. Well, when I'm writing. The last week was spent in agonizing "TA orientation." This being the second time through it for me, believe me when I say that you're better off not knowing the details.
Real blogging to come this week. Stay tuned.