Undergrad

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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The importance of mentorship: how to make the most of who you know

September 15, 2017
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Right after handing in my doctoral thesis I had the great opportunity to intern with Cancer Research UK, which is…

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The scientist’s dilemma: The average person doesn’t understand what I do

September 1, 2017
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In April over a million people marched in 600+ marches around the world advocating for science. As a scientist who…

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How Cell Biologists Work: Derek Applewhite on introducing undergraduates to the wonders of microscopy

August 25, 2017
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Derek Applewhite is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Reed College, in Portland, Oregon. Applewhite’s lab studies the mechanisms of…

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