Researchers and Their Stories

I always wanted to be sure I would always have something to fall back on. With my structures of certainty, I could do anything. That was, until I lost just about…
When COVID-19 broke, I asked myself, "What do I have now?"
When total lockdown was annnounced in my state, my husband was out of town. With a sisnking feeling, I realized that I would have to manage a pressing research deadline…
My little silver lining to the COVID-19 clouds of anxiety
I was self-sponsoring and even without the equipment, my research would have dug deep into my pockets. How I wish I had the money to carry out my research!
I am still waiting for funding opportunities to be able to pursue research
As an academic it’s a tough time, although many of us are taking online classes and helping our students to the best of our ability.
Everything is different in my life because of the COVID-19 pandemic
Whilst in some ways I feel I have adjusted a little too well to lockdown life, other aspects are very difficult to get used to. For instance, the passage of time.
COVID-19: Time is so arbitrary
One of my main research goals for this year is to conduct a clinical study on feeding tubes, as the problem needs to be fully identified before thinking of a solution…
To-do lists and how COVID-19 will affect my research
I had to cancel my wedding because of COVID-19. My PI and institution’s unrealistic expectations only added to my troubles. I now keep myself motivated by thinking about…
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  • May 26, 2020
Calling off a wedding and dealing with academic pressures during a pandemic
After confirming my pregnancy, the first thing I did was to disclose it to my lab supervisor and colleagues. The reason was simple. I am a scientist who conducts…
Why is there no lab coat for pregnant women?
I was exhausted, sleep deprived, and often depressed, but I finished my research and made all the amendments requested by my supervisor. Finally, I submitted my research…
Will my research paper – the result of blood, sweat, and tears – be accepted by the journal?
I am a researcher from an ordinary public university in South Brazil. For many of you who follow the news, this simple information speaks for itself. My colleagues and I…