Grant Deadline Season- the Spookiest Time of the Year

It’s almost Halloween and what could be scarier then talking about money as a graduate student? I have chills just typing this sentence. How do I get money to fund my summer research?


The Devastating Impact of Hunting Snares

Pictured here is a young male bonobo whom researchers named Ulrich.

Laurence Dumouchel with committee members

A View from the Other Side

When I first considered writing a blog about the experience of getting my Ph.D., I thought I would be able to provide life-changing advice or deep thoughts about the transformative process through

Victoria Lockwood

Life Across the Pond: Being an International Student at CASHP, GWU

I moved to DC from the UK last year to begin studying for my PhD at the Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology (CASHP) at the George Washington University (GWU).

Elaine Guevara

A Quick Guide to Epigenetics

Recently, I’ve spent time at the National Museum of Natural History engaging with the public about my dissertation research on comparative primate epigenetics.


On the Privilege of Pursuing Higher Education

As a 32 year-old first-year Master’s degree student hopefully en-route to a PhD program, I have done a lot of soul-searching in the past few months.



I sat down to write this January blog post within the first hour of being asked to volunteer to write a blog back in the beginning of November.