Women in Bio Panel – “The Intersection of Art and Science”

As many of you might know, I have spent the last few months on an unplanned “sabbatical”.  When I stopped working, many people have said “now you will have more time for art”.  Little did they know.  Searching for a new opportunity turned out to take up more time and effort than a full-time job.  Surprisingly, I have barely had a chance to sit down at my craft table and enjoy some beading.  But now I actually have a looming deadline… Continue Reading

Trade offs

As I have written in a couple of recent posts (here, here and here), life has been a bit hectic recently.  I have been feeling like I am having science withdrawal symptoms.  Last week, I have finally received an offer for a new position that I have accepted.  For the last 4 years, while I absolutely loved my job, it took me over 1.5 hours to commute in each direction.  I wasn’t the favorite part of my day and took a lot of valuable time away from my work, family and personal life.  Not to mention NeuroBeadContinue Reading

The inner mind

Last weekend, I attended the Eifman ballet in New York City Theater – “Tchaikovsky:  The Mystery of Life and Death”.  Unlike the vast majority of ballets I have seen before, that are centered around a fictional story such as the “Nutcracker” or “Swan Lake”, this production was quite different.  It was an outsider’s view of the inner world of the great Russian composer.

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Abstract art

I have never been a fan of abstract art.  When I was about 10, my parents took me to Florida for the first time.  While there, we took a day trip to St. Petersburg to visit the Salvador Dali museum.  I felt lost and thought that the paintings were pointless.  My parents said that it might take a more mature age to understand such art.   Continue Reading

The world will sing along

Last Friday, I spent the evening with a group of friends I used to work with during my postdoctoral fellowship. During our training at Mount Sinai, we all attended an entrepreneurship course that led us to working on a project together. We were a group of five female scientists, and whether we wanted it or not, our interactions with other people were sprinkled with light elements of feminism.   Continue Reading