There's 2 types of (people) microbiologists out there- one that accepts and welcomes the universe of microbes surrounding us constantly,, and one that becomes hyper aware of the microbial universe and is terrified of doorknobs and gas pumps. Unfortunately... I am the latter! I was trained at a very young age to protect myself from germs πŸ‘ΎπŸ’©I grew up in a no-shoe house that was vacuumed daily and kitchen tops were sterilized every night... it wasn't until college that I learned what I was missing out on in the dirt & grime-- a wealth of microbes that promote health and protect us from infection ✨✨old habits die hard I guess

The people I admire most... are nothing like me. πŸ˜‚πŸ™‡πŸ½β€β™€οΈ
I admire hard work without an ounce of complaint in their words or attitude. They have unspoken but blaring passion. They are wise with their words and know that you learn the most when you listen. But mainly, I admire people that transform their surroundings into opportunities, no matter where they are. I know when I've encountered one of these characters because they make me feel like a loaded spring... suddenly aware of our potential as a human race πŸš€
I hope everyone has these people in their lives 😍

cause sometimes science is a little blurry... well, maybe all the time? πŸ™‡πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ’Ž

Training optimally vs gym bro mentality, what's the difference: long term goal.
This week I wanted to smoke 485lbs/220kgs as a top set, but since my quadriceps tendinitis flared up, I called it at my first target set. I would have made my trip to injured city if kept going.
Train optimally.
#Conjugate #ConjugateMethod #Powerlifting #CanadianPowerlifting #CanandianStrong #Block2 #MaxEffort #StrengthTraining #StretchyManPants #Progress #Training #TwerkWhileYouWerk #LaterGram

Don't you love when you abandon your work for 6 weeks and it still thrives ΒΏ?πŸ„πŸŒ± <jk jk I lost a data point but at least it looks cool>πŸ“‰πŸŽ¨ #fungusamongus

The ladies of the Ayres Lab πŸ’œ πŸ”¬ πŸ€— πŸ’ž
the majority of my days are spent with these hardworking hoez and I wouldn't trade em for all the hoez in the world.
#internationalwomensday #womenempoweringwomen

'Tis the season for cold and flu- nothing makes us appreciate health quite like being sick. .
Being in a lab that studies lethal infectious diseases makes this experience even more of a treat. I might be the only person in my lab that thinks this- but being sick forces me to listen to my body in a way I rarely do. You really have to be honest about your symptoms and treat yourself appropriately to restore health. This may sound odd but I'm inspired by each illness I encounter and feel so grateful once I am healthy again.
So as I spent the weekend burning and aching and sniffling, I was reminded that even the hardest parts of life are still awesome because.. I'm. Still. Alive.

πŸ€£πŸŽΆπŸ€— I don’t know about you , but when I smoke alone, I dance, write, express and organize my life. Right before harvesting I had my twerk class and this is the result. expressing my happiness. The thing is ... I do this when I’m alone , with or without a camera. It’s just me and what I like to do. I feel like with all this stuff happening in the world, all we can do is stay true to love. Support one another , share love, and share happiness. Our world needs healing #positivevibrations #twerk #mosthigh #twerkwhileyouwerk #dance #authentic #cultivatelove #jrgong #ganjagoddess #sacredfeminine #damianmarley #bobmarley #dancelife #dontpanicitsorganic #lifesadance #havefun #love #happiness #jahlove #movementtherapy #twerkout

This here is a streak plate of legionella πŸ–€responsible for rare pneumonia-like & flu-like diseases (mostly in elderly). πŸ˜·πŸ€’This lil jawn grows on media supplemented with charcoal, likes being referred to as "mysterious", is knocked dead in chlorinated water, enjoys long swims in sewers with it's amoeba buddies, and has 2-4 Edgar Allen Poe quotes tattooed on its walls (& yes we have a pink bedazzled stool)

Little snippets from last season during all times of the year. Oh how I absolutely adore this plant πŸ™ŒπŸ». Thank you cannabis for all of the lessons ,experiences , and connections throughout the years. #workethic #ganjamama #holisticcannabislifestyle #cannabiscommunity #onewomangarden #learnfromthepast #techniques #gaia #twerkwhileyouwerk #californiaroots #maynaturebringyouclosertoyourself

Sometimes ya gotta embody a monster to get monster work done πŸ–€happy vDay y'all !!πŸ–€

Sad to report that I haven't had any epiphanies watching sunsets on the terrace
It's ok tho- ill settle for just enjoyin the viewwww 🀀🀀 pc @karinasanchez13

Spread plates of salmonella on brilliant green agar. These are taking over my bench right now and although I love looking at them, they smell like a Porta potty on a hot day πŸ”₯β˜ οΈπŸ’šπŸ’— Worth it.

Wish I could say I have the tallest plate towers in our lab right now but noooooope.
I might be in first place for stinkest plate towers tho... πŸ˜›πŸ€’πŸ˜ˆπŸ₯‡πŸ€™πŸ½

I used to go outside a lot more. Soak in sunsets and views and appreciate nature. I miss it.. but guess what !! There's a lot of the natural world that we can only experience through imagination 😲 And guess what else? we're the only living things (that we know of) that can do this. When ur mixing clear liquids all day you gotta find some way to entertain ur mind ;)

What's that lil guy?? You want me to study you and tell the world about how amazing you are? πŸ‘πŸ½ say no more 😘😍🌏

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