I recently joined the lab of Aleksandar Milosavljevic, Ph.D., and I'm starting to feel my way towards a thesis project, while working on my qualifying exam abstracts. The general focus of our lab is on comparative genomics and informatics, applied to a variety of systems. This includes both the development of algorithms and the application of these techniques to projects like cross-species comparisons or cancer genome analysis.
My office space is nice, though a bit noisy at times, since I share it with 3 other people. The biggest perk is that I have a window seat on the 16th (top) floor of BCM.
I've got scenic urban views out west to the galleria area (pictured) and north towards downtown. I also get to see the medvac copters land on the roof at Memorial Hospital right outside. I used to watch them swoop in and ponder how amazing our ability to fly is, but the novelty of that is wearing off quickly.
In about three weeks, I'll be finishing the first phase of my qualifying exams, so if you don't hear from me much until then, you'll know why.