Randy here. I forgot to give Ting her camera, so I get to document
my day for a change!
I like to have lots of plants around, but there isn't much space
in the lab, except the solar radiation zone on the windowsill. Almost svery
afternoon the sun comes blasting through, so all of the plants there are
tough sun-lovers. How strong is the sun, you ask? Well, it hasn't melted
any of the rubber animals on top of my monitor, but nearly all of them
show discoloration and heat-stress cracks if you look at them up close.
The orchid sits down on my desk, slightly shaded by the wall under the
Phyllis Knudsen is the Lab Manager. She works half-time in the mornings,
so I usually only see her for an hour or so...enough to say hello! Weimin
and Yoram are post docs, while Austin is a grad student on rotation. Deanne
handles our contract paperwork. Rajen is an undergrad working on a neurophysiology
modeling project with Eric. Right now, Brie is the only doctoral student
in the lab. Eric Knudsen is the boss! Rather than letting me take a candid
picture of him working with the rig behind him, Eric sat and took a pose
of professorial relaxation.
The main entrance to the building has these tiny warning signs. Every
now and then security will walk through and check people for badges or
ID...I suppose the signs are fair warning that they might toss you out
if you aren't carrying proper papers. I'm slack about it...haven't been
kicked out yet! But I've been locked out a few times for going on errands
and forgetting to bring my card key to get back in after 6 pm.