Newsletter Compass Points

Add an Extra Dose of Science to Government Rulemaking

November 15, 2016
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Democracies tend to have common expectations embedded in their culture. The most fundamental of these is that we insist our…

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Tips to Combat Research Blues

November 7, 2016

Picture it: You’re in the throes of multiple experiments. Your lunch and dinner are often out of a paper sack…

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Reflections on Making the Leap

October 3, 2016

At ASCB, and especially at COMPASS, we frequently visit the topic of nonacademic careers. Many of us have discussed the…

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How to Choose a Research Area

June 7, 2016

Often in our scientific careers we are faced with the question of how to choose an area of research to…

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The Minority Report—When Simply Adding Numbers Is Not Enough

May 4, 2016

The 2015 ASCB Annual Meeting included a Special Interest Subgroup entitled “Increasing Diversity in a Changing Research Landscape.” This session…

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Consensus Grows on Preprints in Biology

April 4, 2016

On February 16–17 at Howard Hughes Medical Institute headquarters outside of Washington, DC, 70 attendees (junior and senior scientists, representatives…

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“Oh, the places you will go” – Tips for choosing a postdoc lab

August 28, 2015
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*This is part one of a four-part series on the transition from PhD student to postdoctoral fellow.Here are parts two…

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