Monday, February 20, 2006

Scientists Taking Holidays?

Yes it's President's Day, but does that stop the lab from filling up?

If you are concerned that Holidays may slow down the pace of Science, fear not, Scientists have lost the ability to take time off! (or perhaps to identify major holidays/weekends)

This fact was seared into my brain last night. I had to stop by the lab to poly-adenylate some RNA I needed for an experiment, and who do I see in the lab at 10:30PM on a Sunday night of a three day holiday? Not a desperate postdoc, or some struggling grad student, (well that's not true, I found one of those in the computer room), but a lab technician. When I asked him, "what's up?" his reply was, "concentrating protein and reading my novel".