Post # 1
So I know from many prior threads that there are a lot of Bees around here who, like me, work in research.
I always love hearing about what other people study and are working on. So, for those Bees in research, what do you study? What is your area of focus? Are you in academia or industry?
Share your stories!
Post # 3
@Mrs.KMM: Hello there fellow research bee! I’m a grad student, defending sometime in the next few months. I’m in a neuroscience program, currently doing epilepsy research. What about you, what do you study? Are you a grad student, post-doc?
Post # 4
@littlegraykitten: I’m actually a research specialist in an academic lab. I have a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering but am currently not in any degree program. My lab is under a year old and really small still (just me, one other research specialist, and the PI).
My lab is in the department of physiology and we study multiple sclerosis, primarily focused on the inflammation process involved with the disease. So there is really a lot of immunology work going on around here.
Hope your upcoming defense goes well!
Post # 5
I don’t actually DO the research, but I am a phlebotomist in a pediatric endocrinology lab, so there are always studies for which I draw blood. One cool on links a particular adenovirus to childhood obesity, and now they’re investigating further to see if it also leads to or contributes in any way to childhood type 2 diabetes.
Post # 6
I’m currently working a contract position for a large nonprofit doing research on issues related to homelessness both nationally and locally (Atlanta). I just graduated with my master’s in Social Work and am trying to get my foot in the door with this organization.
Post # 7
I just finished up working a postbac in an anxiety lab for 2 years, where we studied psychophysiological reactions to anxiety-inducing stimuli in a range of disorders (most of my work had to do with social anxiety, but not by choice – PTSD was more my style).
Now I’m in grad school and I’m switching gears into physiological and psychological factors that affect the incidence and development of chronic pain – ethnic differences, hormone stress reactions, subjective pain ratings, genetics, questionnaires, all the information we can get. I’ll probably also pick up a secondary appointment in a spinal cord injury lab to tie in my injury/pain/trauma focus for internship and beyond.
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I’m a wildlife biologist. I finished my MS in Wildlife Biology / Ecology last year (studying community interactions / seed dispersal in pine forests that are being thinned by bark beetles). I’m working now for an environmental consulting company, doing a lot of compliance work with energy development. While I’d prefer more research, I get to be out in the field for 4 or 5 months a year and our company is super pro-wildlife, so all in all I’m a fan!
Post # 9
Well, I’m not majoring in it, but I am a research assistant for a Doctor in International Business. My research specialty is Organizational Behavior, & I just finished writing a dissertation regarding Organizational Justice. I’m presenting it in October at my first conference for doctrates, even though I’m undergrad. I feel very honored & I respect everyone that devotes their time to research! It’s exhausting!
Post # 10
I feel much dumber having read this thread. 🙂 Kudos to all of you!
Post # 11
I’m a postdoc in a neuroscience lab and I study schizophrenia. I strictly do benchwork, so I don’t interact with patients. As frustrating as research is on a daily basis, I love what I do!
ETA: My degree was in neuroscience, though my grad work was on a different mental illness. Also, I’m in an academic setting.
Post # 12
@MrsWrangler: The 4 years of undergraduate research I did while getting my degree was in a traumatic brain injury lab!
Post # 13
I’m a post-doc and I work in educational research, in particular verbal and spatial reasoning and how it relates to attainment at school.
Post # 14
I am a psychology student doing research in parenting.
Post # 15
I don’t actually do the research either, but I work at a CRO in the reports department.
Post # 16
I am a doctoral cadidate, defending on Oct 11th , and I am in the area clinical anatomy. I study morphological variations of hip joint and their effect on arthritis.