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One year of MIT

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February 3rd 2017 seems such a distant date now. Back then, I was boarding at the Lisbon airport on a TAP Air Portugal flight to Boston. I knew I was going to stay there for a year, but I never thought it would be so life changing. If you already saw some of my previous …

New year, new life for the blog!

Hi all! As you might have noticed, I changed the template for the blog. Yay! Still plenty of things need to be changed, like making this more colorful again, but I am excited for now having an image that is more cohesive with me. So, stay with me this year 🙂 I stared the New …

Monthly reflections of 2017

Hi all! I know, for many times I said I want to get back to writing more. But I have been more busy writing manuscripts for my PhD thesis and preparing for my first Christmas in the US! I chose not to spend Christmas at home for financial and adventure reasons. Anyway, I have my …

How to deal with homesickness during your PhD abroad

Hi all! First post of November, which is ironically a month dedicated to writing. There’s the National Novel Writing Month in the US and I hope I can get a lot of pages for my personal novels (first PhD manuscript, first PhD chapter, blog) in this month. But first, of all, big news… I’M HOME! …

What I learned in 1 month in Cambridge & MIT

Hi! So, if you read my blog frequently, which I hope you do (Pussy the Boots eyes), you might have noticed I’ve been a bit absent from writing and making social media content. So that would be my first lessons about this month! Today, March 3rd 2017, it’s 1 month since I’ve arrived! I am …

Leadership for non-leaders

Do what leaders do

Hi all! This post comes at the end of the first week here at the MIT. It has been super eventful and I really should take more pictures to showcase my life, but I can say that, as I write this, we had a severe snowstorm. MIT even shut down. Here are some pictures of …

A week of conferences – Stem cells and PhD program

Hey all! I’m glad I’m finally back to writing about my PhD, yay! I’m right now on the 1 and a half year mark since the beginning and six months since my thesis work began. I’m back home after a busy week that featured a workshop in Coimbra and the annual conference of my PhD …