Careers

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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Constructive vs. Destructive Criticism in the Lab

March 8, 2019
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DEAR LABBY: I am a new graduate student at an “impressive” university. I come from a small, well-known liberal arts college.…

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How Cell Biologists Work: Daniel Colón Ramos on embracing the familiar while seeking the unknown

March 8, 2019
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Daniel Colón Ramos splits his time between chilly New Haven and sunny Puerto Rico as an Associate Professor of Neuroscience…

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From bench to bytes: Learning how to code as a biologist

March 6, 2019

I am a cell biologist by training. Give me a cell culture dish or a microscope, and I’m happy. During…

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How to enjoy feeling stupid after you switch fields

February 28, 2019

Going from a PhD to a postdoc changes almost everyone’s field of research in some big or small way. Perhaps…

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Grantsmanship 2.0—Introduction to Multi-Investigator Proposals

February 26, 2019

Most readers of this column are very familiar with research grants to single PIs. However, you may know far less…

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We’re all made of star stuff: Cells, philosophy, and a small bar

February 14, 2019

My inability to be productive on an airplane started when I began doing scientific research. Graduate students, postdocs, and primary…

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ASCB announces East and West Coast dates for summer biotech course, scholarships

February 13, 2019

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) will offer an East Coast version of the popular week-long summer biotechnology management…

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Mentors and funding matter to a successful career in biomedical research

February 12, 2019

If you ask most people involved in biomedical research what two things are extremely important to career success, they might…

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ASCB honorific award might be the boost your career needs

February 11, 2019

ASCB offers numerous honorific awards for every career stage. Most come with travel funds to attend the ASCB|EMBO meeting, as…

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