"No. The NSF doesn't give grants for tidying up."
“All I know is that her ligation reactions work every time.”
"Do you ever wonder if every step in the protocol is absolutely necessary?"
"I got the sequence from a database, analyzed it on the computer, and published in an on-line journal. The whole experience has left me feeling empty."
"It's not just his style. His molecular biology is also stuck in the 80s."
“She collected her samples from geographically isolated populations, processed them to a high degree of chemical purity, then dropped them under the freezer.”
“Mark my words, Brother Mendel! Someday students will learn of a simple monk who changed the world through his classic lemur breeding experiments!”
“The journal rejected our manuscript - but the editors suggested it might make a good tweet.”
“My ‘Eureka!’ moment? It was frustrating and mostly fruitless and lasted three years.”
“I know I have big shoes to fill, but in the meantime can we get some smaller gloves?”
"The NIH emailed to say they'd like a little more justification on the $4K for chew toys in the materials budget."
"At home, I find wall quotes inspirational. At work, not at all."