Professional Development

Starting conversations with colleagues about evidence-based teaching

May 2, 2019
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Dear Education Committee, I’m a biologist and biology education researcher. I read journals like CBE–Life Sciences Education (LSE) to learn…

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Apply for funds to organize a scientific meeting

May 1, 2019
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Early Career Meetings help foster a sense of a local scientific community, providing students and postdocs with additional opportunities to…

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Your summer vacation may help you get a biotech job

April 12, 2019
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Spend a week this summer training for a biotech career. Join a week-long, hands-on course to help you transition to…

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Art-Science Collaborations: What are they good for?

April 5, 2019
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Interdisciplinary, collaborative: these buzzwords often appear in the descriptions of grant proposals, university departments, or new training initiatives to highlight…

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Questions to ask when choosing a grad school

March 22, 2019
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‘Tis the season for graduate school acceptances! With final decisions due in about a month, you’re likely weighing your options.…

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My experiences making a video

March 20, 2019
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I’ve made exactly two videos, both of which were based on our research but which nonetheless differed significantly in terms…

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Why so serious? The surprising importance of informal seminars

March 15, 2019
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In academia, seminars are the classrooms we never really leave. As a keystone of intellectual exchange, seminars, whether large or…

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ABRCMS and SACNAS: Building a Bridge to Cell Biology through Mentorship and Community

August 22, 2018
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Achieving a diverse and inclusive scientific community is a goal shared by ASCB and many other organizations. Diversity-oriented Science, Technology,…

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The Science and Art of Mentoring

August 20, 2018
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We often do not seize the numerous opportunities we are afforded to shape the learning experiences of our mentees, let…

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Predators and Prey in Publishing

August 15, 2018
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DEAR LABBY: I’m a mid-career faculty member in a biology department at a large public university. Our department has been…

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