Undergrad

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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The complete scientist—A call to arms

March 13, 2018
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Last year, I was invited to speak at a “nonscientific” session of the Young MitoScientists Forum, a meeting organized by…

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Paying it forward: how we can do better for our undergrads

February 23, 2018
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The vast majority of us discovered our love of research in our undergraduate career and some of us even earlier…

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Burnout syndrome: five ways to keep it together

February 2, 2018
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Science is an extremely intensive endeavor. The erratic hours, the long experiments in the lab, and the repeated streaks of…

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Five tips for explaining your basic science research to non-scientists

January 26, 2018
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One of the hardest challenges we face as scientists is describing our work to friends and family from different walks…

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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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How Cell Biologists Work: Eva Nogales on making pictures of proteins worth a thousand words

December 21, 2017
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Eva Nogales is a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of California, Berkeley; a Senior Faculty Scientist…

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How Cell Biologists Work: Valentina Greco on cultivating a passionate research team

October 13, 2017
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Valentina Greco is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Genetics, Cell Biology and Dermatology at Yale University, and is…

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What’s next after a PhD?

October 10, 2017
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Dear Labby, I am about 18 months from filing my PhD thesis (finally) and I am considering my post-PhD options.…

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Scientists without borders: Club SciWri

September 20, 2017
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It was a crisp fall afternoon when I attended a lecture by Ananda Ghosh on technology transfer at Albert Einstein…

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