Professional Development

Putting active learning into practice: an interview with PALM fellow Christopher Baker and PALM mentor Michelle Smith

December 12, 2017
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This blog post originally appeared on Genes to Genomes, the Genetics Society of America blog. Are you a postdoc looking…

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Establish an official postdoctoral association in five easy steps

December 8, 2017
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Transitions to new career stages are always critical steps in one’s life. Whether you are moving on to be an…

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Career Perspectives: Bret L. Judson, Imaging Facility Manager at Boston College

November 27, 2017
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Please describe your current position. At Boston College, I manage all aspects of the light microscopy imaging facility housed within…

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How Cell Biologists Work: Hari Shroff on making microscopes sharper, faster, and gentler (no apps or gadgets required)

November 24, 2017
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Hari Shroff is a Senior Investigator at the National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and the Chief of…

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How to join the conversation

November 21, 2017
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Dear Labby, I am a second-year PhD student who joined a large lab full of confident and opinionated senior graduate…

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Learning the Art of Leading a Lab

November 13, 2017
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The career objective of many junior scientists is to become a PI—to finally be the person to define the vision…

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Starting your professional development in graduate school

November 10, 2017
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Now that I’m in my fifth year of graduate school, everyone asks: “What will you do after you graduate?” I…

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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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Peer mentoring: colleagues as a resource for your career development

October 12, 2017
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“Find a good mentor.” At each level of our career, this is the advice we receive from well-meaning advisors.1 Professional…

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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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