Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
A typical day begins by me getting out the door by 9:30 am and riding my bike 5 miles to campus. Once in the lab, I may be extracting DNA from silica-dried plant leaves, using Bioinformatics methods to evaluate DNA sequences, or reading scientific articles or writing my dissertaiton. I will spend 5 or 6 hours doing such work. Then, I head outside and ride my bike home. After eating dinner and maybe going for a swim I read more scientific articles, do homework and work on my dissertation proposal. Then, I play on my electronic drums for 20 minutes, go do dishes, hang out with my cat, stretch, and head to bed.