My name is Taylor Murphy and I am a 3rd year graduate student working to get my Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. I attend Vanderbilt University in the beautiful town of Nashville, TN: home of the Commodores, the Predators and the Titans. My research is in tumor metabolism and I study how we can modulate metabolic pathways to fight the cancerous phenotype. My goal here is to help you to be a better grad student so that your time in grad school is not wasted and your research is productive!. Read my Better Grad Student Manifesto for a better idea about what this blog is about. If you like what you see there, why don’t you sign up via RSS or email (on the homepage) to get updates whenever I make a new post. I post about two to three times a week and I try to make each post useful and informative to you, the reader. Thank you for reading!