Thursday, May 14, 2009

First Lab Meeting - Check

Whew! Today I gave my first lab meeting as a post-doc.
I was kind of freaking out since I really don't have any data to present, but at the same time I was looking forward to putting together all the ideas I have for my projects and seeing what my lab mates and, more importantly, Magnum PI thought about them.
As it turns out, everyone was really enthusiastic and I got quite a bit of feed back, which I appreciated since I am still pretty new to this type of work. Magnum PI seems to be getting very excited about the direction I am taking, even though it is somewhat of a departure from the other projects in the lab. This makes me very happy because I will need quite a bit of support from him if I am going to be successful. Also, he'll need to buy a pretty expensive piece of equipment that only I will use. Sure I don't need this piece of equipment, but it will make my life a hell of a lot easier, and it will certainly speed up the data gathering process.
So, it looks like my week will likely end on a positive note! woo hoo

7 comments:

ScientistMother said...

congrats! that is awesome.

Candid Engineer said...

Hey, that's great. Glad you got such a positive response from your PI.

Ambivalent Academic said...

hmmmmm...sounds like you have quite a bit to celebrate too...perhaps another happy hour is in order?

Thomas Joseph said...

Question: Do you have an arrangement with Magnum PI that when you leave for your own TT job, that this work of yours is something that will go with you?

microbiologist xx said...

SM - Thanks!

CE - Thanks! Me too.

AA - Indeed. I think you might be on to something.

TJ - Good question and the answer is yes! We've discussed this at length and we are both on the same page as far as this project leaving with me. I informed him of my intentions early on because I wanted to avoid any issues in the future.

Mad Hatter said...

Congratulations! w00t!

Hermitage said...

Fabulous! Rock out in celebration ^^