Lesley Weaver is interested in understanding how multiple cells within a tissue communicate with each other to regulate cell proliferation and differentiation. Her doctoral studies were performed in the laboratory of Claire Walczak at Indiana University-Bloomington where she studied how mitotic kinesins are regulated to influence spindle morphology. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Daniela Drummond-Barbosa at The Johns Hopkins University where they utilize the Drosophila ovary to understand how inter-organ and systemic signals influence oogenesis. Email: lweave11@jhu.edu


The Minority Report—When Simply Adding Numbers Is Not Enough

The 2015 ASCB Annual Meeting included a Special Interest Subgroup entitled “Increasing Diversity in a Changing Research Landscape.” This session provided many suggestions and examples of initiatives that have been started to improve the number of underrepresented minorities (URMs) in science, technology, engineering, and science  … Read more

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The Minority Report—When Simply Adding Numbers is Not Enough

A few weeks ago, Gary McDowell reported on the “Increasing Diversity in a Changing Research Landscape” subgroup held at the 2015 ASCB Annual Meeting. This session provided many suggestions and examples of the initiatives that have been started to improve the number of underrepresented minorities  … Read more

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The Other Side of the Tracks—Tips for Transitioning from PhD Student to Postdoc

*This is the final part of a series on transitioning from PhD student to postdoctoral fellow. Here you can find parts one, two, and three.* The first year of the postdoc is an exciting time, but it can also be a little nerve-racking. You’ve entered  … Read more

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“Put Your Best Foot Forward” – Tips for the Postdoc Interview and Choosing a Lab

*This is part three of a four-part series on the transition from PhD student to postdoctoral fellow. Make sure to check out parts one and two.*   The postdoc interview is an exciting time at the end of a graduate student’s career. Not only does  … Read more

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Sometimes the Book is Judged by its Cover (Letter)—Tips for Preparing Your Postdoc Package

*This is part two of a four-part series on the transition from PhD student to postdoctoral fellow. You can find part one here and three here.* A couple of weeks ago, I provided some tips on figuring out how to choose a good postdoc lab and  … Read more

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

*This is part one of a four-part series on the transition from PhD student to postdoctoral fellow.Here are parts two and three.* Deciding on my postdoctoral field of interest was one of the most exciting moments toward the end of my PhD studies. At the  … Read more

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