I have some good news. You’re pregnant! No! No! I’m finally writing my thesis. Oh. Here we go! We are at war, gentlemen! Grant funding levels are at an all-time low. Statistically speaking, you’re more three
times more likely to get cancer than you are to get a grant funded by the NIH to cure cancer. Ah, Cecilia! How’s the thesis going? Good! Everything’s in place. Good! All I need to do now is actually write the
thesis. Oh? It can’t be that hard, can it? What about the latest results for the conference
next week? I have them here, sir. Ah, have you double checked them? Yes. Triple checked them? Yes. Quadruple checked them? In research, your results don’t have to be
perfect. They just have to be better than the competition. Smith! Sangeeta. That’s Dr. Sangeeta Singh. She and Smith were
lab mates in grad school together. Cecilia, you can’t marry your thesis. You
need to find some balance. My sabbatical just got approved! What!? You better defend before I leave. I enjoyed your recent work lately, Brian.
It’s so applied… and accessible. Why is what you have done significant? What
have you been asking yourself all this time? Why am I in grad school? At the end of the day, you have to ask yourself,
“What do you want to say?” Hands! Hands! Hi. Hi. He is a nincompoop! Drama! These results are all very interesting. But,
what do they all mean? Why don’t we ask the expert in the room? Where am I? Uh, this is your lab? I knew that.