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@RoamResearch has so many use cases. I am now using a graph shared with my #phd supervisors. The critical aspect of my creative writing thesis (in addition to the novel) focuses on the role of authorship in genre fiction in a post-press world. 1/3 Image
What better way to illustrate my theory that collaborative authorship (between creative entrepreneur & creator reader) is the future of self-publishing. We have decided to submit creative portion (novel) as a @roam research graph 2/3

Look out for a new addition to my Roam For Results courses. Roam for Creative Writers. 3/3

#amwriting #WritingCommunity
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I looked ahead to next week's paystub to see my first "tenured" check. I want you all to see what being a "fancy" #tenured #PhD looks like in financial terms and what it cost me to get here as a #firstgen working class kid raised by a single mom. #AcademicTwitter Image
To get here, I:
-spent 12 years dealing with white supremacist heteropatriarchal bullshit in higher education (BFA/MA/PHD: 1997-2013, with a 4 year break between MA and PhD).
-accrued student loan debt (b/c funding was never enough for the supplies, conferences, travel, housing, food, research). I also had to leave/lose everything and start over TWICE due to IPV and loans were the only option. That balance, after years of paying, is still at $81,202.
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Year 2 of my #PhD when I was atvthe peak of my #PhysicalActivity and #fitness! This was the time when anything felt acheivable 😀
Loved my #hair that I had grown since the start of my PhD! This was #onceinalifetime thing for me to do! I donated 12’ to @locksoflove #cancersurvivor
Then the #science #reality and #depression hit me! It was the most unimaginable experience! It’s easy to brush off when other people say what depression entails, but the #experience was very profound and physically devastating! I noticed the smallest things around me differently!
At the end of year 5, with the help of many #people I beat the #depression! Ofcourse I had occasional flairs from that #experience. But the #rockbottom was something else! In a way I’m #glad I experienced it ad I truly cared about my PhD #research. @OpenAcademics @AcademicChatter
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#coronavirus: As India eases restrictions on activities this is the time to reiterate that WEARING MASKS NOW IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER. More important than when #lockdown was first imposed on 25 March. Because number of active infected persons (dashed line below) is highest. 1/
As long as active infected persons persist in population - and herd immunity or vaccine induced immunity has not been achieved - chances of spreading pandemic is proportional to number of active infected persons, if containment is inadequate. WEARING MASKS PREVENTS SPREAD. 2/
Number of daily new infections is still rising. We are tracking #CoronavirusIndia at @cessi_iiserkol. When observed numbers (blue bars below) fall below our model assessment (red curve) we would know the pandemic is subsiding in #India (but resurgence is possible). 3/
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Walking out these doors @UMassIALS @UMassChemEng @UMassAmherst is a weirdly feeling! I left home 13 years ago for the pursuit of happiness. Over the years, I have seen that some people move out of academia neutral 😐, some bitter 😕, and some happy 😀..... contd. @AcademicChatter
However, almost all the time you have to leave for bigger and better things in life.
One thing I’m absolutely sure about is that almost all people move out with a sense of ‘pride’. #phdlife
Pride of witnessing a phenomenon that noone ever had before!
Pride of seeing things develop that sounded utterly crazy as a child!
Pride of developing things that will be enabling for eternity!
Pride of being among that elite group of people on earth 🌎! #pridephd
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Positive #transformations are always great to see as an end product. The journey to a transformation however is almost always hidden. On the first day of #phd #gradschool in @umasschemengg, I introduced myself by saying....contd.

....I came to the US for the ‘#science’ and ‘#fitness’ industry that is known to be the best in the world. Everyone got a good laugh 😂 out of it. However, I wasn’t kidding at all 😈! I always had this vision of a scientist 👨🏾‍🔬who is also ripped to the core physically 💪🏾.
In that pursuit, I reached my best physique towards the end of year 2 of my #PhD when I also got #married 👩🏻‍🤝‍👨🏽 to @priyankaitkar9. I was still not quite there with the #science. Today, 4 years later, I am successfully @PhDone2020 and getting close to the best shape of my life!
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After 6 months of #lockdown and #lab shutdown I spent a full day 9 am-8 pm in lab doing experiments! New #grad students in #lifesciences: There is always light 💡 and #fluorescent images at the end of the tunnel! Filing a #patent on my #invention from #phd work soon @OrganOnAChip
This is an Organ on a Chip platform that enables mimicking #tissues and #organs in a high throughput manner! The main focus will be towards developing #mucosal organs with tissue resident #immune cells and lining #epithelial cells for #testing #COVID19 treatments #covidvaccines
I recently gave a talk at #oooc2020 organized by @GVNlab at @Columbia. In the talk I demonstrated the #ease of fabrication, #functionality, and #modularity of this platform.
We’re open to #collaborate with interested #researchers! Interested to learn more:
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Researchers from the Department of #Biology at SBASSE have identified genome-wide transcriptional changes during trophoblast stem cell differentiation, a key event during placental development.
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This work from Dr. Rahim Ullah’s #PhD thesis was carried out under the supervision of Dr. Amir Faisal and has been published in BMC’s Stem Cell Research and Therapy.
#LUMS #SBASSE #Biology
This multidisciplinary research highlights collaborative efforts between various groups in #Biology, including those of Dr. Aziz Mithani and Dr. Muhammad Tariq.
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It was lunch time in #Brazil on a Saturday in 1990 when I decided it was time to be born! I grew up in a large city in #SãoPaulo called #Guarulhos, which in Tupi (native language) means “eaters” or “big-bellied people”. Here’s the proof I am “Guarulhense”:
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Our #family was not wealthy, but my parents made sure I had good #education, even if that meant sacrificing part of their own life. For that I will be forever #grateful. They made sure I learned how to #appreciate everything I had that money could not buy.
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I loved learning about #science in school. Not only because it is #fascinating, but also because my biology teacher, Diógenes (@spock_alvo), had great #enthusiasm when teaching it! His motivation would #inspire me to fall in 💜 with the 🧠! #teachinggoals
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Yesterday, I officially #graduated with a #PhD from @UF. I spent 5 years working on #Conservation #Ecology of #Dholes or Asiatic wild dogs. Here's an #illustrated #SciArt thread of my #dissertation. #AcademicChatter #phdchat 🦊🤎(1/22)
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THREAD - Today’s THE day.
With no graduation ceremonies in sight, I’m getting Mr8 & Mr9 to help me celebrate my #PhD conferral today!
We made a #TwitterMind themed #SLPhD bonnet (featuring brain & blue bird), a ceremonial mace & the boys made me a certificate #FirstGenPhD PhD bonnet made of black velvet, with gold tassels and featuBrain made from brown fabric and ropeYellow certificate with red tassle saying 'congrats mum'Gold upcycled craft mace
And we all dressed the part 🎓🧑🏽‍🎓👨🏽‍🎓🧑🏽‍🎓
Mr8 felt it was imperative I wear the bonnet to drop them off at school… 🤣🥰🤘🏽 Smiling woman wearing PhD bonnet (featuring a brain and birdMr9 and Mr8 wearing black gowns, mortar board hats and holdiA woman and two boys smiling at the camera wearing their PhD
A huge shout out to my epic #SLPhD supervisory team @BronwynHemsley @LeanneTogher @s_palm @stephendann, my @UTS_GSH colleagues, and my wonderful thesis examiners 🤗
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To all the new #graduate students starting their #PhD or the ones already in it. It's true that the #journey of a PhD is like #life packed into a few years. You must also understand that it is not your entire life either! Life goes on despite how this journey goes or ends! Thread
I made this #infographic to represent my journey in #gradschool at @UMassChemEng @UMassAmherst. When you're in the thick of things, It will be hard to see the light at the end. Everyone around you will keep telling you that but most of the times it will seem #impossible!
Year 3, 4, and 5, I went through multiple cycles of #depression. I cannot put a finger on anything specific of why that happened. What I realized though, is that every time I came out of that cycle, I found enormous amounts of hidden #energy and #strength.
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After 6yrs of a roller coaster ride #PhD and 1yr of #jobsearch, #immigration woes, and a #pandemic, I am humbled and happy to officially accept a Postdoctoral Scientist position @abbvie. I owe this to my wife and savior @priyankaitkar9, #parents, #inlaws, and all #familymembers!
Shoutout to kind and supportive people in my life who guided me and kept me sane and positive so I could aggressively go after my dreams @UMassChemEng @IITGuwahati.
I am also #grateful to all the people who offered me #interviews and #postdoc positions. You helped me gain confidence in my abilities and it was emotionally difficult to decline your offers! 🙏🏽
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I cannot watch #IndianMatchmaking It will give me #PTSD My 20s were spent fighting #sexism and #patriarchy around it. In this thread, I am sharing my experiences. This is no joke. I hate this being turned into #RealityTV #Entertainment
When I turned 21, my relatives tried to match me with someone in my family tree who would be like an uncle (eww). My parents felt too weak to protest (something they regret now). For an entire year, there was relentless pressure. My staunch refusal seemed to have no impact
Some nuggets from guy: Don't do #PhD it doesn't pay. I am not asking for dowry (so you should be grateful). You won't find a better guy than me. Most guys who go to the US are not virgins (but I am). Women mature earlier so you are not too young to marry
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1/ The lives of people with #disabilities aren't worth less, even now. #COVID19 has turned us into fearful things. #Quarantined in our homes, with the #pandemic touching every part of our lives, and any sense of ‘normalcy’ obliterated, this fear has us lashing out at one another.
2/ Me? I’m just terrified for my mother, in critical condition following complications from #coronavirus. Twice she has come so close to death that my own heart stopped in anticipation, the breath seizing in my lungs as my world prepared to end with her.

#COVID19 #ruralhealth
3/ My entire family contracted #COVID. My father spent 5 days in the hospital before being discharged; my sister and I struggled through from home. 3 weeks in, we’re making it, but none of us is fully well.
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[1/14] PhD completion thread

Boy this is weird…

🤓Since 2016 I lived in Perth Australia where I worked on my #PhD day in, day out. After I send-off my PhD thesis to the reviewers at the end of February, I traveled back to the Netherlands to see my family and friends


❌After 2 weeks, the Netherlands (almost) closed everything due to #COVID19 and so did @WAGovernment & @ausgov. Meaning I’m still stuck in the Netherlands and I have no idea when I can travel back home because I’m on a student visa.

✍️I was (still am) planning to apply for a new visa after I complete my PhD but I can only apply for this visa when I’m in Australia and within the first 6 months after graduation.
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1/4⭐️#SAR_Star! Today we celebrate @Nat_Mora_ who is a @CONICETDialoga researcher at @3iaunsam & teaches at @unsamoficial & @Exactas_UBA. Give her a follow 👋& learn about her research 🧐 on landscape & plant 🍃#ecology in #floodplain #Wetlands🌎 of #Argentina🇦🇷. #WomeninSAR
2/4⭐️#SAR_Star! @Nat_Mora_ has a #Phd in #biology from @UBAonline @Exactas_UBA. She studied macrophytes at the #Paraná River #floodplain with #SAR and #PolSAR data. Here are some #Cband #results👇 #WomeninRemoteSensing #WomenInSTEM #SARisbeautiful #RADARSAT
3/4⭐️#SAR_Star! @Nat_Mora_ also analysed the #Paraná River #floodplain with #Lband #PalSAR and #Xband #CosmoSkyMed data. Besides her main research, she also used #SAR & #PolSAR on #coastalMarshes #oildetection #soilmoisture #WomeninSAR #SARisbeautiful
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So- you're finishing your PhD in a pandemic....what's next? (while the university sector is in collapse). Geartful for @ResourcefulHDR for organising and @thesiswhisperer for the public service! 🙏 #AcademicChatter
Latest on how #PhD students are feeling #AcademicChatter
Gap in PhD completion and available jobs.
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Let me share a true 'horror story' of #academia titled #STEMOPT. Imagine being an #internationalstudent in a #globapandemic #COVID19 and finishing a #PhD while navigating this process. read on... Image
In layman terms OPT from #USCIS is required for all #internationalstudents in Masters' and PhD programs to legally work in the US after completing the degree. My application got approved last week amidst the possibility that new OPT approvals might be cancelled for the year. sigh Image
I had to a) give up a dream #postdoc @UTAustin and apologize for it. b) Survive 4 months without financial support waiting 2.5 months. c) Run a household of 2 (wife, a software engineer unable to work in US due to visa restrictions) and finish requirements for my #PhD.
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I have joined the Army of brave souls who completed their #PhD during the global #pandemic of 2020 #COVID19 . I am full of gratitude to everyone that contributed to this mammoth achievement directly or indirectly. 🎓👨‍🔬👨‍💼 @forbeslabumass @JWLeeJWL @UMassChemEng #microbiome #mucus ImageImage
I am looking into ways to have my name on the diploma to be 'Abhinav Priyanka Sharma'. My wife @priyankaitkar9 has contributed equally towards this degree emotionally. Without her love & support it would be incredibly hard to find the courage to keep going when I hit rock bottom.
My parents never went to college but made sure I had the best education possible. Even if that meant keeping me in the city away from them since the age of 5. They have invested their entire life emotionally and financially to my education. Hope I can give back as much as I can.
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Hello! You ran into a clickbait “Maryland man believes he may be vaccinated against coronavirus” article & looked me up. Here is my original post about my experiences and journey as a #covid19 #vaccinetrial participant [] at the @UMBaltimore @UMDIGH 1/
I am a rising 3rd year PhD Candidate in Molecular Microbiology & Immunology here @UMBaltimore. This & the trial participation are separate; all views expressed are my own & are not the university/trials; and should be viewed as coming from a research-scientist-in-training 2/
I originally wrote these post for my family and friends, to better clear up the confusion I was seeing as far as what takes place in a vaccine trial. I use my knowledge of immunology (#PhD classes) to help break down the underlying concepts in ways understandable to everyone 3/
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What's it like to be a #PhD student in #Germany? You can get paid, and well. You can afford a car, an apartment, and provide for a family. You may work with great advisors at great institutions. And the food... well, the food. Read on!
As a PhD student in Germany in computer science and engineering, you typically are an *employee* of your university or research institution - and thus get paid! A typical 100% contract at the "E13" level starts with ~4,000 EUR/month and increases over time.
Does this sound like a decent salary? Yes! But keep in mind that this is before taxes, pension funds, and mandatory health and unemployment insurance. This leaves you with ~2/3 of this salary in your pocket.
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Attention subducters! 12 part THREAD on our new @VoiLA_NERC paper in @Nature, led by @Cooper_geo. TL;DR? Not all #subduction zones recycle water the same way & #LesserAntilles recycling changes in time and space [1/12]
So how did the @VoiLA_NERC team, funded by @NERCScience, use boron isotopes to show that water subducted by the #Atlantic Plate is directly linked to volcanic and earthquake activity in the #Antilles? [2/12] Title and abstract of Cooper et al (2020) paper in Nature
@VoiLA_NERC is tracking #water right through the #Antilles subduction zone. We chose this site because it contrasts with the much better studied Pacific margins [3/12]… Block schematic diagram of Antilles subduction zone
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