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RunbikeSki 01-29-2011 04:49 PM


Originally Posted by taubele (Post 34035)
I got my Ph.D. in Neuroscience in May 2010 -- I'm currently a postdoctoral associate at a university in Florida. My major research goals are the study of how hormones affect the brain and neurotransmitter systems.

The current lab I'm working at uses sex behavior as a model, so I get to watch rats have sex a lot (lots of fun!) -- I'm not interested in sex persay, but I'm using the behavior since it's well-characterized, and it's easy to see if things go wrong after experimental manipulations ;)

Uh... so in short, I study brains? And how hormones change them, affect brain signaling, and facilitate or disrupt processing :D I also recently consulted on my first book (yay!) which -- while it may be a little fluffy and aimed for the masses, was a real challenge, because sometimes I still have difficulty translating my research into non-technical terms.

taubele,
That sounds very cool! Many congrats on the PhD. It sounds like you are off to a great career. And we can definitely use your insights on these very peculiar organs in our heads. There are a couple more PhDs kicking around the site. But when it comes to weight control, we are all starting back in the 1st grade :p.

Makaren 01-30-2011 12:11 AM

I'm relatively new to FitDay. I'm a Technical Support Specialist II, which is a fancy way of saying I do computer tech support in a large school district. 58,000 students and 10,000 employees. We have about 83 staff but not all of them are worker bees, if you get my meaning. I'm part of the Help Desk, the phone triage area. It's a high stress job but one I'll only be doing for 8 more months. I'm retiring this fall to have more time to do fun stuff.

Makaren

Makaren 01-30-2011 12:17 AM

rpmcduff, I'd be interested to hear what you ran into with Lawson. We are just starting the process and it's proving to be a daunting task. We have a large section of blue collar personnel who have never even touched a computer so we're starting the training back in the stone age. This is a mouse, this is a computer, these are keys.

Makaren

taubele 01-30-2011 04:16 PM


Originally Posted by RunbikeSki (Post 34118)
taubele,
That sounds very cool! Many congrats on the PhD. It sounds like you are off to a great career. And we can definitely use your insights on these very peculiar organs in our heads. There are a couple more PhDs kicking around the site. But when it comes to weight control, we are all starting back in the 1st grade :p.

Thanks! It was a little touch-and-go for awhile there.

And tell me about it, we're all on the same page there! I might study brains but I still need help using mine all the time ;)

Kohsamui 01-31-2011 02:10 AM

Hi, Mike. I'm a retired former sales rep/mgr for a safety mfr diagnosed last year w/type 2 diabetes and COPD. Serves me right for too many years of Lucky Strikes and Pall Malls and letting me get to 348 slim trim lbs. Down to 255, looking for 225, and finding this site helpful (usually) in keeping me focused on my foods.

ferndills 01-31-2011 03:25 PM

I do accounting for the nutrition department for a public school system.

DL62 01-31-2011 05:43 PM

Hi,
I a new here just trying to figure everything out. I am a nurse in a long term care facility.

01gt4.6 01-31-2011 06:33 PM


Originally Posted by Kohsamui (Post 34228)
Hi, Mike. I'm a retired former sales rep/mgr for a safety mfr diagnosed last year w/type 2 diabetes and COPD. Serves me right for too many years of Lucky Strikes and Pall Malls and letting me get to 348 slim trim lbs. Down to 255, looking for 225, and finding this site helpful (usually) in keeping me focused on my foods.

well now that you are retired you can focus on yourself, right?


Originally Posted by ferndills (Post 34279)
I do accounting for the nutrition department for a public school system.

is there nutrition on public schools?;) Just kidding. It's funny that the schools here still serve the same thing that they did when I went there. Who comes up with... taco's, cinnamon roll and corn? The cinnamon roll part always cracked me up, it just didn't seem to go with a taco/ :D


Originally Posted by DL62 (Post 34304)
Hi,
I a new here just trying to figure everything out. I am a nurse in a long term care facility.

I can imagine how tough your job must be. What % of your patients would you say are under 45ish? Do you see much change in the age "trends"?

SailorDoom 02-02-2011 09:39 PM

I'm an archaeologist, though its nothing like you'd guess from watching Indiana Jones! I do a lot of consulting work with developers who are trying to comply with complex federal regulations. Sounds fun, I know! I go out in the field ahead of wind farms, pipelines, road improvements, fiber optic cable installations, etc and make sure that they aren't going to disturb any archaeological sites, especially burials. I spend a lot of time with construction crews who are working in areas with a high potential for archaeological sites. I also work with tribes to make sure their interests are represented. Occasionally I get to work on really cool sites or in exotic locales, but the daily grind is a lot more mundane. I stay in hotels most nights April through December. In the summer I dig a lot of holes and in the winter I type a lot of reports -- Its not for everybody, but I love it!

Meggietye 02-03-2011 12:49 AM

I have cancer and can't work anymore but I used to be an interior decorator before I became an aesthetician. I loved loved loved my work!!

cheers,

Nancy


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