Overcoming unexpected challenges is sometimes what a PhD is about

I (PT) talk to Jayabharathy (JB) about her journey in science and the hurdles she faced during her PhD. She is now writing up her thesis. Talking to her highlighted to me the important roles that the adviser, friends and family play in helping cope with difficulties. Thanks JB for an inspiring chat and post! PT: What got you interested in science? And why did you decide to pursue your PhD? JB: As a kid I remember being surrounded by books. At one point my house resembled a library, thanks to my father. Also, my brother was constantly reading and quizzing. So I … Continue reading Overcoming unexpected challenges is sometimes what a PhD is about