Professional Development

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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You’re not alone: postdoctoral associations as a way to create a supportive network

September 29, 2017
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The world “postdoc” simply means “after doctorate,” which does not define the job, but rather simply states that one got…

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Career enhancement sessions provide diverse offerings for meeting attendees

September 21, 2017
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Along with the myriad scientific speeches, talks, and Symposia offered at the 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting in Philadelphia this December, the…

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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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Taking the Terror out of Random Call

September 11, 2017
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Regardless of our current role in academe, education—for us and for our students—is central to our identity as scientists. With…

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