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Surveillance Epidemiology. I started out with pre-med courses, but found that my heart was really in infectious disease research and Epidemiology while working at UMC of LV.

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I'm currently studying Biochemistry with a molecular biology option. Yes I know, lots of biology like everyone else. But Dammit it's what I've always wanted to do. I swear I'm not in it for the money, hell there are better ways to make it. At the age of 7 I was already making experiments, growing shit, and trying to make explosives etc...

 

I'm currently working on interations between various NOS isozymes and Calmodulin. However I intend to end up doing work involving protein engineer, or maybe studying protein interations involved in gene expression.

 

Biochemistry is definatley a good feild to go into if you're interested in either chemistry or biology. If you realize early you only one to go into one or the other usually you can switch with no penalty. Or even if you graduate with a biochem degree you can do either plus many more things.

Though it's definatley not one of the easier things to do in life.

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I am starting my Bachelor of Science this coming year. Not sure of the direction I want to go yet. I am narrowing it down to Biology or Computer Science. I am just looking forward to the first year and to discovering the path I want to take.

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I am in middle school, but I am almost positive that I want to go into particle physics. I love learning how everything works, and it would be really interesting to study antimatter.

 

I also love Chemistry, and genetics, and I will probably keep studying them, but physics is what draws me.

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i work in a new field of science called Psinetics-which involves both Supernatural Phenomena and the highest level of physics possible. i personally created and coined the word Psinetics. this word comes from the word "Psi" (an energy which psychics and supernatural phenomena are connected with) "Net" (the idea that psi energy is netly universal over the entire universe) and "Ics" (or 'the study of')...thus Psinetics.

 

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By definition, supernatural phenomena are events or entities which cannot be studied scientifically, so Psinetics would not be considered a scientific field. It's the physics equivalent of Intelligent Design.

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Even his made up word doesn’t make sense:

 

“Psi” doesn’t mean “an energy which psychics and supernatural phenomena are connected with” it’s simply a bastardized abbreviation of “Parapsychological phenomena”.

 

“Net” had no meaning in this context, in similar words, (cybernetics, phonetics, kinetics) it is a part of the root word.

 

“Ics”, as far as I can tell, is a suffix which simply means “stuff” in Greek.

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I'm in undergrad school for biology/pre veterinary medicine. It's not the field I'm going directly into, but I find it very facinating to me. I'm deep into aviation, not exactly a scientific field if you will...but biology/veterinary medicine is a wonderful back up for me in the event, God forbid, I could never fly.

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My boss at my old lab up in Ithaca flew a charter jet a few times each month - and he was president of the research institute. You can do both.

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I'm looking at a few different fields and I still have a long time to decide. I'm interested in Physics, Mathematics, Engineering (electrical and mechanical), Chemistry and Computer Science. Still in high school though, so I figure I can still afford to be broad and vague.

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My boss at my old lab up in Ithaca flew a charter jet a few times each month - and he was president of the research institute. You can do both.

 

You could certainly do both. I'm not into flying just a few times each month though, that's my passion and my life. I'm trying to get with an airline, which takes up a lot of your time. Flying is everything to me, and I just don't think I'd be 100% happy elsewhere. I wont graduate school with much to owe, which is what I'm aiming for. I'll find a way to combine both, probably not as a DVM (I'll leave that as a backup) but there's plenty of ways to get involved with both animals and aviation. Obviously nothing in our future is written in stone, so who knows how things will play out. Only time will tell. :)

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I don't know if animals and aviation mix so well, I remember a story a guy was telling me of transporting a race horse while the horse seemed intent on kicking holes in the plane.

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Medication. Atlas Air carries race horses all the time and it works wonderful. I also know a lady who flies greyhounds around the US to new owners who adopt them. There's many things you can do with airplanes and animals. Have to put your mind to work.

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I am a theoretical particle physicist.

 

Yes, even with the best particle accelerators, we have been unable to verify you exist. ;)

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Immunology, with a liking in the feilds of parasitology and virology.

 

Why? Because everyone gets sick!

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I'm staying as fundamental as possible right now, focusing on Physics and Chemistry. After I get these I'll work on Geology and Biology. I'm especially interested in approaching Geology from a fundamental perspective because it has the most unanswered questions. I may go and pursue a PhD at Colorado School of Mines in Geochemistry so I can also do some work at the USGS and the National Renewable Energy Labratory along the way.

 

I have a lot of my own projects and can only see myself doing research and teaching at a public university and working for NASA.

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I am a bioinformatician. The love of biology and passion of computers made their marriage possible for me. It is a tough choice but a real fighter loves challenges and makes things work for him.

I have a Masters both in Chemistry & Bioinformatics, but when deciphering what life holds in it(still a mystery) is really fascinating !!

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To add, I have completed a dual Diploma of Network Engineering and System Support. So even though I love biology, I do not want to neglect computers. I run my own business as well (IT) and that is the reason why I applied for a dual degree of Computer Science / Bachlor of Science.

 

It will be tough running a business and studying full time, but I am looking forward to the studies. Anyone else had a simmilar experiece?

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I'm into microbiology and infectious diseases. I think this one of the most important areas to study' date=' because so many innocent people sucumb to terrible, potentially curable diseases. Also, there's a lot of funding in these areas now. hehe/

 

Right now, I'm doing work on urinary tract infections, and mechanisms that are invovled with the infection process in E. coli[/quote']

 

Microbiology for me too. Pretty much for the same reasons as ecoli here.

 

I'll also be working on urinary tract infections, caused by Staphylococcus saprophyticus, more specifically putative novel adhesins.

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At the moment I'm pretty neutral in all field:

 

Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer science.

(I put geology under Physics and chemistry and not as a separate disclipline)

 

Right now- I'm at that stage - (In the UK education system) - to specialise in science or go for a more softer career (such as media and the likes).

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Not a lot of people carry on science's after Secondary School

(especially the physics subject) - Biology being the most popular.

 

I think this is because people think there are no career prospects for 'scientists.' The people I know who have opted for science subjects at A-level plan to go into the field of medicine and that's it.

 

By reading some of the posts here - there appears to be other science jobs other than the medicine discipline. Why are people so turned off by these jobs. Is it the staring down microscope? Do they feel they have no purpose or impact on society.

Is it - and well obviously- why didn't I think of it - THE MEDIA'S FAULT.

 

Anyway - I just thought I should throw that out in the open. Now that its off my chest. I can go back to making scientific posts (of help).

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i'm into microbiology and genetics and want to take up research in the field of medical microbiology. it's more out of intrest that i took up the subjects. i was pretty fascinated with all these right from my childhood.

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