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What's your area and level of expertise?

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JorgeLobo
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Nov7-11, 07:24 PM
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PhD Microbiology/Mycology. Applied and environmental microbiology and science policy.
LozzaBourke
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Jan11-12, 02:33 AM
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Double degree in Science/Science (Zoology, Chem and Maths) PhD in Zoology - Research on seasonal hormone changes in Elapidae. Areas of speciality include herpetology and arachnology. Also interested in medicinal chemistry and mechanics/dynamics
penta-d
#165
Jan22-12, 09:26 AM
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I did a BS in biochem, PhD in microbiology with coursework in public health. I'd say that the area I know best is molecular biology, the area I enjoy most is biostats/epidemiology.
mcl
#166
May7-12, 07:00 PM
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BSc in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Biomedical Engineering. Currently working as an engineer while doing parttime law school (LLB) /communications major.

Experience with biomedical imaging and co-author of a journal article in Canadian Journal of Cardiology.

And created multiple free grade 12 biology iphone apps. Just search the appstore and the apps usually would come up on the first page.

I also have tutored high school biology before.
Darwin123
#167
Jun6-12, 03:18 PM
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I have a PhD in physics. My thesis was on lasers and solid state physics. I took
organic chemistry as an undergraduate.
When I started working, I did research related to biology. I developed a new
way to detect and quantify certain microorganisms. I used an optical
method of analytical chemistry. I applied my training mostly to biological materials.
My pastime is natural history. I was docent for a few years at a public aquarium.
I watch "River Monsters" all the time. I have an obsession with biological evolution. I
have read a lot about biological evolution. I collect fossils. I am member of a
paleontology club at a nearby museum. I volunteer weekly at that museum, organizing
a collection of whale skeletons. I have also helped them organize a leaf collection.
I took a six week course on paleontology for museum docents.
I am not a professional biologist. However, my pastime has been aided quite a
bit by my formal education. I have a very good idea of the physical principles behind
biology. I do not claim to be a professional biologists. However, I believe my background
and interest in biology is as stronger than most undergraduate biologists. My
understanding of physics leads me to think of things slightly different from most
biologists. I hope that is enough background in biology for this forum.
RabbitWho
#168
Aug9-12, 06:26 AM
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First year undergraduate in Psychology. No expertise whatsoever.

I have a degree in something silly (Art and Design) and now I'm trying to get a proper one in something less silly. This time I have to work my way through it so it will take a long time.
mishrashubham
#169
Aug9-12, 11:05 PM
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Quote Quote by RabbitWho View Post
First year undergraduate in Psychology. No expertise whatsoever.

I have a degree in something silly (Art and Design) and now I'm trying to get a proper one in something less silly.
I wouldn't call that silly. I would major in art and design if not for science.
RabbitWho
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Aug10-12, 04:55 AM
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I wouldn't call that silly. I would major in art and design if not for science.

You might call it silly if you'd done it! It was what I wanted to do at the time so I shouldn't regret it heh.
gravenewworld
#171
Oct31-12, 08:52 PM
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Working on PhD in BME. I'm interested in the 3rd alphabet of life--carbohydrates.

Glycobiology, metabolic engineering, cell engineering, carbohydrate drug design/delivery, cancer, regenerative medicine.
Neghentropia
#172
Nov23-12, 02:02 PM
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I'm doing a PhD in Cell Biology/Biochemistry (Diabetes) and I have a general knowledge of molecular biology
UpandAtom
#173
Mar8-13, 11:03 AM
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I have an Associates in science (with a concentration in biology) and now I am studying to get my Bachelors in Autism Studies. I plan to either become an Assistive Technology Specialist or an Autism Researcher.
skandy
#174
May22-13, 01:53 AM
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Am a I MBBS student with a love for genetics, evolution and immunology!
Solcielo L
#175
Jun21-13, 04:21 AM
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I majored in music. I have extensive knowledge and understanding of psychology: learning and memory, behavior, and procrastination. I was a teacher once, and studied these areas to become a better one. I'm also interested in learning and memory (neuroscience) so I understand the basic biology of how the brain works.
Delong
#176
Jul21-13, 08:42 PM
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I love plant chemistry too. Finally another kindred plant soul.
BIC
#177
Jul30-13, 03:35 AM
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i haven't study biology, but i'm working in a biology corp. How Amazing.
USCadam89
#178
Aug25-13, 04:18 PM
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I work for Eli Lilly as an environmental monitoring technician in the QC microbiology department. My background is primarily science based having recieved a bachelor of science from the university of south carolina but was geared towards medical. I however routed to this job after searching for a job post graduation, I now have a great understanding of microbiology and cGMP standards in the pharmaceutical industy. I also have a great love for physics and the unknowns of our universe.
Pythagorean
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Aug25-13, 05:40 PM
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I already mentioned my B.S. in Physics in this thread long ago. I've since defended and gotten my M.S. in physics/neuroscience (designed my own theoretical neuroscience degree through the physics and biology departments). Now enrolled and attending a true theoretical neuroscience program for my PhD. My area of expertise is modelling electrically coupled biophysical neural networks. I use tools and language from nonlinear dynamics and chaos to characterize such networks. I also model real animal neurons by fitting the kinetics from clamping experiments with the organism to accepted biophysical models.

I study a lot of developmental and cognitive neuropsychology in my free time and have personally performed the meltzoff experiment with both of my newborn children. I'm also interested in abiogenesis and other aspects of evolution, particularly with respect to the nervous system.
KCC2
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Nov17-13, 02:17 AM
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I already mentioned my B.S. in Physics in this thread long ago. I've since defended and gotten my M.S. in physics/neuroscience (designed my own theoretical neuroscience degree through the physics and biology departments). Now enrolled and attending a true theoretical neuroscience program for my PhD. My area of expertise is modelling electrically coupled biophysical neural networks. I use tools and language from nonlinear dynamics and chaos to characterize such networks. I also model real animal neurons by fitting the kinetics from clamping experiments with the organism to accepted biophysical models.

I study a lot of developmental and cognitive neuropsychology in my free time and have personally performed the meltzoff experiment with both of my newborn children. I'm also interested in abiogenesis and other aspects of evolution, particularly with respect to the nervous system.
What kind of courses you took? I'm a neurobio major, but my passion has kind of shifted to mathematics. I'm also taking physics courses and I've been thinking about doing a double major on neurobio and maths/physics. I really could see myself as an applied mathematician, or theoretical physicist, but also as a biophysicist who models nerve cells or something. What I have realized is that I want to do something mathematical. Our bio department really does nothing mathematical, so that's a bit problematic I guess. There's a big electrophysiology lab, but they are experimentalists. Anyway, at the moment I'm taking a lot of courses, all in neurobio, maths and physics. I'm just a 2nd year student so I could study ~5 more years for my double master's very realistically (free education here). After that I'd like to continue to PhD program (It's the standard here that every PhD student has a MSc). My plans may sound big but I'm very enthusiastic about my studies, and I spend a big amount of hours on studying.


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