Purpose: I am currently in the midst of crafting a proposal that will add another tome to my bookshelf of uber-nerdy theses and scientific writing; it will also direct and inspire my research interests for the next four years. Yay.
Justification: Said proposal actually has a direct and easy-to-fathom link to cancer research. Yay. You’d think it was a given where I work but that isn’t always the case.
Nomenclature: What do you think about when you hear someone mention “genetics”? What do you think when you hear “bioinformatics” (if you’ve ever heard of it)? (Yeah, I thought so.) I felt the pressure and made the official transfer to the department that undeniably sounds more like a geek squad. What’s in a name?