October 1, 2018 After a few months of being a full-time seller on craigslist and roaming around Europe to visit family and friends, I am very happy and proud to announce that I started a postdoctoral position in the Department of Collective Behaviour at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology. Time to get back to some more serious stuff….

  Photo credit: Guy Ackermans

Photo credit: Guy Ackermans

September 3, 2018 I've had the immense honor today to be the first Wageningen UR alumna to receive the Marina van Damme grant and become the newest member of the Marina van Damme network for young women with ambition and passion for their field. I am excited to join this group of awesome women and start working on my neurobiology skills next summer! Read more about this here.

August 7, 2018 It's official! You can call me Dr. Samson now :D #PhDone

July 9, 2018 Just chaired the session on modeling motion in fluids at low Reynolds number at the joint JSMB-SMB meeting in Sydney, Australia. What a pleasure to monitor this session and present my own research at the end!

May 28, 2018 Today, I submitted a manuscript on the collective behavior of pulsing corals. This study is the result of our collaboration, initiated a little less than a year ago at a SAMSI workshop on collective behavior, with Maurizio Porfiri at NYU and Simon Garnier at NJIT. Fingers crossed!

May 17, 2018 I just came back from the 2nd International Cassiopea Workshop. What an awesome and relaxed brainstorming opportunity! It was great to see some people from last year and meet new members of the Cassio community. We also celebrated the publication of our paper together.

*** May 9, 2018 I successfully defended my Ph.D. today! The public presentation was streamed live on YouTube and the recording can be viewed here. Thanks for all the support, time to catch up on some sleep! ***

February 16, 2018 Today, I presented my latest research at the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting in Portland, OR. It was the last day of the conference but a lot of people came to the session on ecological fluid mechanics. It was fun!

 Starring in the Company of Biologists' ad!

Starring in the Company of Biologists' ad!

January 9, 2018 Starring in the latest ad for the Company of Biologists' Travelling Fellowship program! Yup, that's me, right there! --->

January 7, 2018 Starting the new year the right way with a presentation on our latest work on detecting pulsing patterns in xeniid corals at the annual SICB meeting in San Francisco.

December 26, 2017 Another coral publication is out! This paper got published in the Biomath, an open access journal. Get the pdf here.

December 20, 2017 The results from our research presented at the Biomath 2017 meeting in June are now published! Click here to access the pdf and see pictures of us in action!

December 7, 2017 As part of the HHMI International Student Research Fellowship, I was invited to attend one of the HHMI conferences held on the beautiful HHMI campus in Chevy Chase, MD. It was very inspiring to listen to talks and meet scientists outside my area of research!

November 9, 2017 I just wrapped up what will probably be the last season of fieldwork for my thesis! It's always a pleasure to be at the Inter-University Institute for Marine Sciences in Eilat and I hope I'll be able to come back after my PhD.

September 14, 2017 Two preprints of our most recent coral research are available on arXiv! We looked at the flows and mixing generated by corals at different background flow speeds and at different Reynolds numbers.

August 18, 2017 I just launched a new website! The Travelling Scientist is a different kind of travel blog where you will find posts about exciting trips and adventures with highlights about the awesome science behind it all. You can also follow the Travelling Scientist on Facebook and Twitter. Let's explore the world through travel and science!

July 6, 2017 The Company of Biologists published a short blog post on my first season of fieldwork in Eilat. This first trip was funded by one of their Travelling Fellowships.

July 3, 2017 Representing the lab at the annual SEB meeting in Gothenburg. Time for some Swedish meatballs and Daim!

June 30, 2017 I am very proud to have been awarded the Best Student Presentation award at the Biomath 2017 meeting. Here's to interdisciplinary research!

June 25, 2017 Part of the Miller Lab is attending the Biomath 2017 in the beautiful Kruger National Park in South Africa. We already saw some impalas on the way to camp, a very promising start to the meeting!

June 12, 2017 The research topic on aquatic canopies is online and open for submissions!

June 7, 2017 I had the opportunity to attend a great workshop on Data-Driven Modeling of Collective Behavior organized by Jason Graham and Simon Garnier at SAMSI. Made some good progress on the coral research!

May 12, 2017 Laura Miller and I are attending the first international Cassiopea workshop this week in Key Largo, FL. We're looking forward to a week of nerding out about these awesome jellyfish!

March 2, 2017 The session on aquatic canopies organized for the ASLO 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting was a big success. We are now working on turning this session into a research topic with the Frontiers journal series. Stay tuned!

February 7, 2017 I am very honored to have been awarded one of two Student Research Support Awards that come with the 2017 Keohane Distinguished Visiting Professorship awarded to Professor Adam Summers. Prof. Summers is spending this Spring semester working with faculty and students from the Physical Biology of Organisms group.

January 31, 2017 The cuttlefish bioacoustics project got highlighted in a post on Ocean Views, National Geographic's blog dedicated to our oceans and seas.

January 31, 2017 The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) recently posted a press release about the latest pulsing coral data I presented at their annual meeting earlier this month.

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