> A photo of the George Smith lab, June 2017 at Temple University before lab meeting, with my goodbye cake.


    It’s the end of an era and the beginning of a new one as I finally finish my postdoc fellowship. I think I have pushed the postdoc experience to its ultimate limit, having worked in a trainee position for nearly 9 years (details about why it has taken me this long and some of the career hurdles that are out there can be found in my previous posts here and here as well as a few in future). It may sound cliché but I will miss my friends and colleagues at Temple University and the neuroscience community in and around Philadelphia. I’m grateful for the help I received and the life experiences I have had, both good and bad, over the last decade. So grateful was I that I bought a cake for my last lab meeting for everyone in the lab to share.

    I wanted to finish with a witty job-leaving quote but on scouring the internet I found an overwhelming barrage negative anecdotes! I guess a lot of people hate their jobs when they leave. Here is one of the few positive ones:


    Image Ref: https://medium.com/@chenyuz/are-you-lost-in-your-cubicle-15-tips-on-career-change-for-20-somethings-a60cd6ae3e38, Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha