I’m Sugar Scientist, formerly known as Disgruntled Julie: A Ph.D. in Progress. Armed with a Ph.D. in cancer biology, my research utilizes biochemical and biophysical techniques (no, I don't really understand what I do, either). This is where I write about my experiences as a postdoc, combined with my love of baking, cooking, and crafting (and the adventures of being married to a doctor; mostly long-distance for long-term) thrown in on the side. Most days, I fantasize about throwing down my pipettes, tearing off my labcoat, and opening my own bakery. I can't think of anything more exciting than trading in shelves of chemicals for 50-pound bags of sugar. In other words, I want to combine my love of experimenting and passion for baking to become a real-life sugar scientist!
Likes: science, Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, fantasy football, baking, cooking, wearing heels, headbands, Chicago (the band, not the musical), aquariums, skiing, SCUBA diving, horseback riding, organizing, vacuuming, new toothbrushes, Martha Stewart, knitting, crocheting, traveling, photography, Husband
Dislikes: science, graduate school, uncooperative pH meters, Protein X (aka protein from hell, on which all my research is focused), perpetually fighting with the spectropolarimeter, imidazole, individuals who do not wash the protein purification equipment after use, poor umbrella etiquette, failure to stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk, long-distance marriages, smoking, Husband’s massive medical school debt, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns