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GREBJACK
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4/12/14 1:23 A

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Hi, Kaela, nice to have you on the team


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4/10/14 8:40 P

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Hello Group! I am a student majoring in biochemistry, working toward a medical degree. My ultimate goal is to become an anesthesiologist one day. I've been a part of sparkpeople for many years now, and it helped me lose almost 100 lbs. Some of those pounds have crept back on me though, which I'm hoping to lose again. I also work part-time in a lab at my school, and although it's mostly simple stuff, like making stock solutions and what not, I absolutely love it, and I'm a bit of a lab rat. :)


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Welcome, MAERETH


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MAERETH
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Hi everyone! I'm a clinical scientist for a medical devices company after spending 8 years in pharma.




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GREBJACK
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Hey, NEWBUTTERFLY. Do you know much about measuring glycemic index, and if you do, would you allow me to pick your brain a bit?


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Hi all,

I'm a computer science researcher, I live and work in Princeton, NJ.

Happy new year!


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NEWBUTTERFLY2
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12/29/13 12:03 P

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Hi, i just discovered this team last night. i'm a chemist. i work with testing nutrition and supplement label for their contents (to make sure they have what they say is in there). love what i do and hope to keep learning and developing as i go along. been on spark off and on for a few years and now i'm back.

Love yourself, Love your body, and Love life.


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GREBJACK
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Hi, I'm Rebecca. I'm a mathematician and teacher, but I dabble in polymer chemistry and fiber reinforced composites.


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LABRATIAM
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Glad to get the chance to get to know more about you!

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GENTLEDSOUL
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10/25/13 1:34 P

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Hi! I am in Orlando, FL getting my PhD in biomedical sciences. I am actually using fruit flies to study a small molecule transporter that might be a cancer therapy target in the future. I am really excited about my science, and really excited about getting healthy so I am happy to see this team here :)

~Nicole

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10/25/13 7:48 A

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Welcome!!

Of course it's hard. It's supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. Hard is what makes it great.
--A League of Their Own


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10/25/13 1:29 A

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Hi, I am in the Kansas City region and a forensic scientist for a big lab. Very brisk, very busy most days.

Cathy

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LABRATIAM
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Welcome Abby to the group!

Please feel free to start up a game or chat if you would like.

I am sorry that I didn't say hello sooner, but I'm afraid that I moved a couple of months ago and only have a use of my tablet and so I haven't been able to log on as I would like to.



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ABBYPOWERS
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5/17/13 1:31 P

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I'm new to SP (this week) and I love it that there's a scientist team. I'm a a professor in the physical sciences.



LABRATIAM
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2/6/13 7:54 A

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emoticon KSHENNYA!

I am a QA Analyst for a large lab!! What fun!



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KSHENNYA
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2/2/13 1:00 P

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Greetings! I am a Quality Assurance professional in the Pharmaceutical industry in the CA Bay Area. Sadly, that means I don't get to be in the actual LAB, but I do use my Biology and Chemistry degrees to make sure the science used to release our products is sound.

I joined Sparkpeople about 2.5 years ago. Since then I have lost almost 150 pounds. I am still trying to lose some more, but am more focused on being healthier overall and keeping my new "improved" life intact, and improving every day.

I have never really gotten into the social side of Sparkpeople and realized I may have been missing out on welcomed motivation and challenges, which help drive me. So... here I am, taking that plunge. I am shy until I get to know people, but more than willing to talk to anyone that is interested. Hopefully some of the challenges will have my name floating around in them soon. emoticon


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LABRATIAM
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1/6/13 7:45 A

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We are so glad to have you on the team and you will get your -ish title soon!



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POTSTICKERS
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1/6/13 12:00 A

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Hi guys! I just graduated and haven't gotten a job in science yet so I don't have an official "-ist" title, but I'm trying to find work in genetics and bioinformatics.

I'm on SparkPeople because I lost 20+ pounds my first year in college, then gained it all back so now I'm trying to lose it again!


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LABRATIAM
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9/10/12 10:18 P

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Hello everyone and welcome!



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RUNNINGCHICKLET
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7/1/12 9:14 P

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Hellooooo! I'm a graduate student in the biomedical sciences working in a biochemistry lab and love love love my work, I even bought myself a "FitDesk" so I could read my journal articles and bike at the same time! Glad there's a spark team for us out there : )


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MOMMA2X6
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Hi! I'm a chemist working in the Houston area. I bet you can guess what industry I'm involved in. emoticon

I never realized there were any teams for us science types. Glad I found you guys. I've been a SparkPerson for about 4 years now . . . . lost 50 pounds and they all found me again, so I'm on my way down to stay!

Hope to hear from you all soon.

Keep swinging.

Keep praying.


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hi. i am a chemist who has done research and quality testing on molecular diagnostics and tropical fruits. i got sick last 2007 and has been in remission since 2010. meds i took got me fat and now i want to lose weight ang get back to my normal weight. i do this by walking.

just dropped by to say hi to scientists!

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10/17/11 6:54 A

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Hi - I'm a plant physiologist and computational biologist working in academia. I stay in shape by running and (when I can motivate myself!) lifting weights.

I really love my work, and one of my main motivators is staying healthy into my 80s and 90s so that I can keep doing science.

"Show up and choose to be present.
Pay attention to what has heart and meaning.
Tell the truth without blame or judgement.
Be open rather than attached to the outcome."
- Angeles Arrien-


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MAIZEOFFIRE
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Greetings. I'm an agricultural researcher in South Dakota working in a corn breeding program (as if my username doesn't give that away), but I've worked in a variety of labs over the years. I've got to say that plant breeding is like no other science I've worked in, not at all like the bioassays and such I've done before, but it's nice to go to work and spend all day picking corn in the gorgeous sunshine. :-)


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NMODERSON
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Hi all! I am a supervisor for the biological quality department at a pharmaceutical manufacturing company in McPherson, KS. I have a BS in botony and a MAS in microbiology. My lab deals mostly with immunoassays and molecular type testing so I do have to flex my science brain on occasion, but most of my day goes to dealing with process flow issues. My heart, though, is still with plants and I love to visit the prairies here to learn new species. I also am an avid birder. My husband is also a microbiologist, works for the same company and we have 2 boys who a destined to become serious science nerds.


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Hi all, and thanks to the creators of this group! I'm 28 and currently a research technician in lifestyle-oriented diabetes research. Most of what I do is done from my desk, so getting activity can be challenging, but it's worth it!



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I graduated in '09 with a Biology degree and like tons of other people couldn't find a job! I went from studying gene expression in sea urchins to working as a secretary so I wouldn't starve :-(

Anyway, my search to get my foot into a lab continues as I also plan to return to school in the spring. Exercising keeps me motivated and positive despite this seemingly sad state of affairs :-D



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7/21/11 7:45 P

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I'm an undergraduate neuroscience student. I am currently doing research at a medical college, and I absolutely love it! So excited to find a group of fellow science enthusiasts trying to lose weight.


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UCANTTAKETHESKY
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Welcome to all the new members!

Maurisa (did I spell that right?), I'm originally from the Harrisburg area, though I now live in MD. Good to see someone here from so close to home!

~Anastasia, Delaware

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SHIRLS28
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Hi everyone! I just joined the team and wanted to introduce myself. I'm a graduate student studying cancer biology. I've been through a couple of rough years, but hoping that things are starting to look up. I'm excited that there's a team specifically for scientists!


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ASIRUAM
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Thank you!


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Maurisa, Welcome!!!!

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Optimism is the foundation of courage.
--Nicholas Murray Butler

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.
--Charles Darwin

Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.
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ASIRUAM
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Hi

I'm new to the site. My name is Maurisa. I'm a 29 year old geologist living in Harrisburg, PA.

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CAMOGIE3
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Hey! I'm Kim and I'm still relativey new to SP. I'm a chemist/geophysicist who's currently working as a RN and wondering what direction I need to go in. I worked as a chemist/industrial hygienist for 13 years and that's when all my stress eating got started. I'm trying to get my eating back to healthy and get to exercising regularly again.

Optimism is the foundation of courage.
--Nicholas Murray Butler

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.
--Charles Darwin

Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.
--Theodore Roosevelt


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Hi, I'm Lisa. I've got a PhD in analytical chemistry (bioelectrochemistry). I started my career as an associate professor in chemistry at a small liberal arts college in Illinois. Eight years ago, I got tired (disillusioned?) with teaching and switched careers. I'm now working in the packaging industry doing technical customer service for a coatings supply company. Every day is a new problem (aka "opportunity"!). I work with the sales, marketing, research, quality, and manufacturing teams of both my company and counterparts with our customers.

I've been "sparking" since Jan 21, 2011 and "lurking" on several teams - this is my first post to a message board. I'm hoping at this week's weigh in that I will reach a 10lb weight loss!
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I followed UCANTTAKETHESKY here from the Browncoats team. I'm a retired Chemist/medical device QA. This looks like a small group that can grow.

Browncoats team leader
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UCANTTAKETHESKY
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Hi everyone! I just graduated college and I have a BA in Chemistry and an MS in Forensic Science. I'm currently working in MD with the Military Working Dog program. I've been on SP for about a month and half and I'm so excited to find a science group here!

~Anastasia, Delaware

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Hi! I'm a recent college grad from NE. I recieved B.S. in Agronomy and in Plant Protections Science, and am hoping to soon find a job in research in that general area.



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Welcome Evelyn. I am in Louisiana, USA where overcoming rich foods is a difficult thing, but I am doing well with it. Good luck on your journey. This site is fun and inspiring. I have been on since Nov 2, 2010, so I am fairly new myself. emoticon


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Welcome, Evelyn! Retired, but going for BSc? Wow! I'm impressed. Have fun exploring SP--there's SO much information and inspiration waiting for you here. I love reading the stories and blogs from people who are succeeding, and the informational articles are very helpful too.

_Roberta


"Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship."

2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

I can't do it alone. But I don't have to.


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Hi all

I live in England uk. I am retired but am studying for a BSc open with the Open University. My main subjecs are geology and astrophysics. I only joined sp yesterday so I have a long journey in front of me and a steep learning curve.

Weakness hides in a culture like the rain hides in the sun. If one takes comfort in only the sunshine, you will not be prepared to face the threat of rain. Being prepared is essential. (Kanna Hirokazu, officer, Japanese navy, talking about karate)


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I am a research analytical chemist at 3M in St. Paul, MN. Ph.D. from Univ of WI - Madison in 1997, started 1997 at 3M. I started SlimGenics in May 2010, and have lost about 60lbs so far, joined Spark in June 2010.

_Roberta


"Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship."

2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

I can't do it alone. But I don't have to.


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Hi Team. I am a Weather Forecaster (Meteorologist) in the National Weather Service. I started my weight loss/fitness program on Oct 18, 2010, but didn't come across SP until late Oct, and joined. I find this site amazing in its scope, including these team challenges. I am quite aggressive at hitting my target and spend about 60-90 minutes each day doing some activity, including walking 3-4 miles each day. I look forward to being a member of Scientists Unite!


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I'm a linguist from Indiana. Right now I'm wrapping up my PhD and doing some contracting work (I'm a computational linguist.)

(Sorry about the terse post - I'm actually typing from a hospital bed ...)



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Hello! I've been a member of Sparkpeople for a little over a year, and I just realized that on the SparkAmerica Career Challenge, scientists were not represented on the Leaderboard! So I decided to start my own team of scientists and see how awesome we can be together!

I'm a biochemist from Vermont, who just moved to southern New Hampshire. The main focus of my work is protein expression, purification, activity, and crystallization.

Please join and introduce yourself!

Leader of Sparkteam: Scientists Unite!
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