March 16th, 2007


I have 3 years to produce a thesis. Given that the first year was, essentially, wasted, and I've been having issues getting things to work, my PI had a backup plan, which was to do a literature search for compounds isolated from this herb (I don't even know what the herb is called). There would be minimal bench work involved, and I would get a thesis out of what's essentially a mega-review/book.

I've gotten things working now, but my PI still wants me to do the lit search--I don't know whether to be aggravated or relieved....