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UCLA’s “PhD Fashionista” official blogger for 2015 ASBMB annual meeting.

Biochemistry Ph.D. candidate, Andrea Hadjikyriacou, will be an official blogger at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) national meeting in Boston, March 28-April 1, 2015. Links to Andrea’s blogs can be found at her website –

“I will be posting not only about the science going on at the conference but also about conference fashion – If I see someone presenting that is dressed nicely I will try to take their picture and feature them in a blog post!” Andrea said.

Andrea’s wrote about her fashion blog in the “Hobbies” section of the March 2015 issue of ASBMB Today:

Fashionista ASBMB

Biochemistry graduate student Andrea Hadjikyriacou featured in March issue of



“As a female scientist who loves to shop while working many hours in the lab, I started a fashion blog in August 2012 called “PhD Fashionista” to show others that being a scientist doesn’t mean you have to be boring!

There’s a certain stigma that being in science means you are a nerd or awkward, and I am trying to break those expectations by showing that you can still have a great sense of style while being successful and working hard in research. I also find practical outfits to wear to work while still looking fashionable and obeying the rules of the University of California, Los Angeles, for lab-acceptable clothing.

On my blog, I post not only outfit details but also beauty and makeup tutorials, looks, inspiration for various holiday outfits, and more! I love to shop, and this gives me an outlet to post about what I enjoy doing in my free time, when I am not in the lab, and also has helped me build a community with other fashion bloggers who aren’t necessarily in science but with whom I have something in common.”

More information about the ASBMB annual meeting can be found here.