Dear Labby

Meetings Large and Small

October 15, 2018
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DEAR LABBY: I am an assistant professor with limited funds for travel to meetings. Although I am a devoted ASCB…

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Predators and Prey in Publishing

August 15, 2018
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DEAR LABBY: I’m a mid-career faculty member in a biology department at a large public university. Our department has been…

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Is an Academic Career Just a Dream?

June 21, 2018
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Dear Labby, I am a fifth-year cell biology graduate student doing basic research at a major research university. I am…

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Tone deaf?

April 23, 2018
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Dear Labby, As a first-year woman medical student, I have appreciated my medical school’s efforts to mitigate unconscious bias. However,…

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Balancing demands as a new faculty member

March 15, 2018
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Dear Labby, I am just completing my first semester as an assistant professor. After five years as an international postdoc…

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How to join the conversation

November 21, 2017
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Dear Labby, I am a second-year PhD student who joined a large lab full of confident and opinionated senior graduate…

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What’s next after a PhD?

October 10, 2017
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Dear Labby, I am about 18 months from filing my PhD thesis (finally) and I am considering my post-PhD options.…

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Great expectations

July 7, 2017
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Dear Labby, I have just joined a top research lab for my postdoc. I was very successful in graduate school,…

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How to tell your department chair you’re leaving

May 31, 2017
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Dear Labby, I was recently promoted to associate professor in an urban private medical school. After celebrating, I had to…

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The Collaborating Trailing Spouse

May 8, 2017
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Dear Labby, I am the “trailing” spouse. When it was time for my wife and me to get “real” jobs…

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