Monday, December 8, 2008

Is there a doctor in the house?

Well, yes, I just happen to be a doctor...

I passed my viva last Wednesday (it's been a whole week already). Despite my fears that my examiners were going to shred up my thesis, my examination went extremely pleasantly. It was almost like an extended discussion than what I'd imagined a thesis defense would be like. Both my examiners were very pleased and I passed with minor corrections, mostly typos, and clarification.

I was gonna post a bit on the content, but one chapter is almost ready to submit so I think I'll hold on to that until things are a bit more definite...

13 comments:

Traumador said...

Congrats yo!

So any idea what's next? A uni, a museum, or gasp THE WORLD MAAAAAAHAHAHAHA!!!

Anyways here's a virtual high five... as of course it is hard to give a real one from the other side of the planet ;)

Zachary said...

Wonderful news, brother! Congratulations. Now I have to start calling you "doctor." When your thesis is all done and edited and whatnot, please send me a copy, as I'd love to read it!

Manabu "Mambo-Bob" Sakamoto said...

Thanks guys,

I haven't secured a postdoc yet, but I'll be applying for some funding on a postdoc project here at Bristol. Money is always a problem...

>"or gasp THE WORLD"
hahaha - in a way, I already am out in the World, as my whole family is in Japan where I'm probably expected to go back to at some point...

>Zachary,
And of course, my thesis is in pdf so I can send you a copy.

Sean Craven said...

Well done, sir. Well done.

Will Baird said...

Belated Congratz!

Otsu said...

Congratulations!
I'm looking forward to seeing you again in Japan!

Dino Gal 097 said...

Yes congratulations, and well done docter.

Raptor Lewis said...

Congrats, dude...or should I say...Doctor!! Haha!! Good Luck!!! You're gonna need it!!

Manabu "Mambo-Bob" Sakamoto said...

Thank you all for your kind words!

>Otsu-kun
It was a shame we couldn't actually meet in Japan - next time!

Story said...

Hi, I came to your blog by accident.. I've just searched "cranial skeleton" at google... Are you a vet? .. I'm a student studying veterinary medicine in another country :)

Manabu "Mambo-Bob" Sakamoto said...

Hi Story,

Thanks for reading my blog. I am a palaeontologist but have worked extensively on the anatomy of jaw closing musculature in modern birds (and a bit on crocs) as a basis in reconstructing muscles in dinosaurs and understanding the functional morphology of their feeding apparatus.

Story said...

Wow, I'm not good at dinosaurs, but you seem to be a specialist. It's interesting that being able to meet another person through google blog.. It's first time to use google blog for me. Anyway, Nice to meet you :)

Manabu "Mambo-Bob" Sakamoto said...

Nice to me you too, Story.

I hope you enjoy using blogs - there are lots of interesting ones out there!