Emily Weyburne is the third postdoctoral scholar featured this month in our Proust Questionnaire Postdoc Series. Emily is the Advocacy Chair for the Dartmouth College Postdoctoral Association. She is a postdoctoral scholar in the Molecular Systems Biology program.
What was your first degree and where did you study?
I got my bachelor’s degree from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York.
What is your secret vice?
Sugar. I loved baked goods and candy, I can’t keep any in the house or I’ll eat them all immediately.
What was your favorite childhood toy or activity? Do you still do/play this?
I played a lot of soccer when I was younger, but alas no longer! Due to ankle injuries, I now do less ankle-intensive activities.
You’re stranded on a desert island. You can choose three books, two music albums, and one movie, what are they?
Books: All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, and one of the Harry Potter books.
Music albums: Little Voice by Sara Bareilles, Room for Squares by John Mayer.
Movie: James and the Giant Peach, because I’ve been meaning to re-watch it, but haven’t gotten the chance yet, and what better place to catch up than on a desert island.
What is your signature dish?
I wish I were a good enough cook to have a signature dish…
On a sunny afternoon you suddenly find you’ve completed all your work (including laundry, grocery shopping etc.), what do you do?
Take a nap!
What is your greatest fear?
Not being taken seriously.
What’s your hidden superpower?
What did you want to be when you were 18?
I had no clue what I wanted to be when I was 18.
How did you find your research niche?
I followed my interests.
What are you most excited to experience at Dartmouth?
I also got my PhD at Dartmouth, so I’ve been here six years now. I love to hike, rock climb, and experience the outdoors.