Undergrad

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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Medical Science Liaison: a career option for PhDs

August 4, 2017
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In the past, earning a PhD degree would typically lead to an academic position at a research institute or university.…

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How Cell Biologists Work: Ron Vale on converting chemical energy into mechanical work and curiosity into discovery

July 19, 2017
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Ron Vale is a professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology Department at the University of California, San…

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Five ways to make the most of your conference experience

July 14, 2017
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Attending conferences is one of the most important parts of being a scientist. You get to connect with other researchers…

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How Cell Biologists Work: Jessica Feldman, from blue monkeys to buying all the lottery tickets

June 23, 2017
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Jessica Feldman is an assistant professor at Stanford University in the Department of Biology. Feldman’s lab is investigating how different…

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How Cell Biologists Work: Gaia Pigino on grace under pressure, making things, understanding cilium

June 9, 2017
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Gaia Pigino is a research group leader at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG). Her…

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How to make an impact with your presentations

May 12, 2017
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We’ve all been to those seminars where you’re fighting to keep your eyes open as the speaker drones on about…

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Six best practices learned from mentoring undergraduates

April 7, 2017
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  Most scientists will mentor undergraduates at one time in their career. If these students are well trained, they can…

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