Mid-Late Career

How Cell Biologists Work: Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz on uncovering biological surprises with microscopy; interdisciplinary science

June 22, 2018
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This month we are excited to hear from Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, whose past and present positions are as diverse as the…

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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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How to get started in STEM outreach

May 11, 2018
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Public outreach is an essential piece of the scientific endeavor. Federal funding is a critical driving force for cell biology,…

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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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Burnout: solutions from 10,000 feet

April 20, 2018
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As the spring semester comes to an end, I often find myself joking with our first-year graduate students, “Welcome to…

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Competitive sports and science not so different after all

April 6, 2018
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The Winter Olympics are one of the most exciting athletic events—it’s a culmination of the world’s top athletes putting on…

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We’re all frauds: managing imposter syndrome in grad school

March 30, 2018
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Imposter syndrome (or imposter phenomenon) is the feeling that you do not deserve to be where you are and that…

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Biotech has a woman problem

March 21, 2018
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The biotechnology industry in the United States is envied and emulated around the world, and is poised to grow explosively…

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Alliance of scientific societies for broad participation in STEM

March 16, 2018
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The Biophysical Society and the ASCB are leading an effort with the support of the National Science Foundation to create…

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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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