Sushama Sivakumar

Journal of Postdoctoral Research: an avenue for postdocs to publish their science

July 28, 2017
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As scientists, we need to become good at critiquing our own and our peers’ research. Analyzing and commenting on research…

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2016 in review

January 6, 2017

As the year ends and 2017 begins, it is a good time to review events over the past year and…

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The first COMPASS writer of the year: Travis J. Bernardo, Ph.D.

January 3, 2017
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In 2016, the ASCB Committee for Postdocs and Students (COMPASS) decided to both incentivize and reward members who were particularly…

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How to maximize your start-up package as a new assistant professor

October 7, 2016
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For postdoctoral researchers wanting to pursue academic research, the first real and dream job after doing years of bench work…

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Peer mentoring as a scientific researcher

September 9, 2016
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Learning and teaching during postdoctoral training is an important aspect of academic research. Obtaining advice from peers on research and…

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Collaborations: Pros and Cons

June 3, 2016
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  Collaborations between scientists have become integral to speeding up research progress and making more discoveries in shorter time periods.…

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How to choose a research area

April 8, 2016
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Often in our scientific careers we are faced with the question of how to choose an area of research to…

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Tips for Writing a Scientific Review Article

July 31, 2015

Toward the end of my graduate school training I had an opportunity to write a scientific review article. It was…

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