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I'm a postdoc at UC Davis in California, having received my doctorate degree from the University of Liverpool and my undergraduate degree from the University of Leeds in my home country of England... Read More »

One balmy July afternoon, when the fresh-faced optimism from having completed my PhD had seriously begun to wear off, I went to lunch with a famous scientist.  This jovial, moustached man did something to really surprise me; he told me the truth about this career path I had chosen: a life in science.