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It's a mess tbh.
I gave a poster session recently out of obligation to some lab funding sources. It was semi-thrown together at the last minute by merging my group meeting slides into a few columns and omitted text because no one reads that anyways.
Nevertheless, I ended up getting compliments from one of the professors judging and was told after that I would have gotten one of the monetary awards if not for political reasons (they were awarded to more senior students who didn't have future years of the event ahead of them). A collaborator of a collaborator also stopped and brought with him a manager from Pfizer involved in drugging one of the receptors in the top-right.
Heavily censored version:
So decent success for an event I wouldn't have attended if I hadn't been obligated to. And helped my confidence to actually talk to fellow researchers instead of holing myself up in the depths of tissue culture.
Got discharged from PT, feels good to not be in pain for two hours a day. Turns out foam rolling your IT is a thing and can alleviate 80% of a half-year's worth of pain within half a week. I'm a little annoyed that the orthopedic physician I saw never mentioned it, but they get a by for being a student trainee I guess...
Been going through a series of drug books, Acid Test, Methland, and now Dreamland. All have been fascinating, but damn if the history of almost every drug hasn't been plagued with social strife. Shit's fucked.
Headed home now, spent the last three weeks holed up in lab trying to get datas. It went okay... culminating in an experiment Monday that showed not just a negative effect, but an inverse effect from what I was expecting. More controls are needed to actually figure out wtf's going on, since cell culture can be pretty easy to mislead when the conditions across different cell lines, like the population density half a week back, vary in subtle ways.
In any case, flying back to California and trying not to think about it for a couple weeks. Time to visit Berkeley + SF and make the rounds of all the friends who I haven't seen in a year.
They've already paid out half a billion, so Jan 1st - March 12th.