Margherita Perillo

Margherita Perillo is a postdoctoral fellow at Brown University, where she studies germline stem cells in development using primarily the seastar as model system. Previously she was a postdoctoral fellow at Boston College where she studied nuclear positioning at the neuromuscular and myotendinous junctions. She earned her PhD from the Open University of London working at the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn in Napoli, where she studied cell-type evolution. Email: margherita.peril@gmail.com; twitter: @Marghe_Perillo

Three ways to improve the culture of lab-life balance

November 9, 2018

You’re exhausted from working long hours, but have you ever asked yourself how you spent your time? We live in…

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A window into a scientific career in Japan

August 10, 2018
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Being a scientist is a special job. We can do our research everywhere in the world. This freedom means we…

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Let’s face lab bullying, part 3

June 8, 2018
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Reporting the bully Most bullied trainees decide not to report the person who bullied them. As one postdoc says: “I…

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Let’s face lab bullying, part 2

May 4, 2018
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Many people think that harassment is a normal part of life in academia, because “it has always been this way.”…

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Bullying in science: let’s face the problem

March 16, 2018
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The likelihood of a good scientist succeeding depends on infinite factors. At some point, we have all experienced the fact…

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Three steps for scientists in the pursuit of happiness

January 5, 2018
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It’s the beginning of a new year and a great time to set new life and career goals. Although we…

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Establish an official postdoctoral association in five easy steps

December 8, 2017
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Transitions to new career stages are always critical steps in one’s life. Whether you are moving on to be an…

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Strengths and challenges of working with non-model organisms

November 3, 2017

There was a time when there was no such thing as a “model organism.” In the 19th century, Marine Institutes…

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You’re not alone: postdoctoral associations as a way to create a supportive network

September 29, 2017
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The world “postdoc” simply means “after doctorate,” which does not define the job, but rather simply states that one got…

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