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Outreach from afar: successful socially distanced science programming

August 7, 2020
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In mid-March, Connecticut locked down to limit the spread of COVID-19. School closures forced parents to juggle working from home…

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While we await the new normal…

July 7, 2020
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Dear Labby, I am a sixth-year graduate student whose research was suddenly stopped by closure of the university due to…

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How scientific trainees can navigate the hurdles imposed by COVID-19: An interview with Sharon Milgram from NIH’s OITE

July 6, 2020
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We reached out to Sharon Milgram, the Director of the Office of Intramural Training & Education at the National Institutes…

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Strategies to ace your qualifying exam

July 2, 2020
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“Top notch job!”, “Well done, excellent!”, read the report of my PhD qualifying exam. Buried among these was one more…

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On becoming the very model of a modern mellow chair

June 29, 2020
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The academic profession is unique in many ways. We don’t think of our livelihood as a job; it’s a passion.…

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We can choose to be better; can scientists afford not to?

June 26, 2020
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A few months ago, I joined a remote session of a diversity, equity, and inclusion book club for scientists, where…

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Why I come out to my biology classrooms

June 24, 2020
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During my first couple of years of graduate school, I never mentioned my LGBTQ+ identity around other academics. It was…

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Tossing academic masks aside

June 16, 2020
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Growing up we all undergo many phases of coming out. Whether you are LGBTQ+ or not. As we grow, learn,…

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How Cell Biologists Work ‘at Home’ featuring Urszula McClurg

June 3, 2020
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Urszula McClurg is a tenure-track fellow in the Institute of Integrative Biology at the University of Liverpool in Liverpool, UK.…

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How Cell Biologists Work ‘at Home’ featuring Katrina Velle

May 22, 2020
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Katrina Velle is a postdoctoral researcher in Lil Fritz-Laylin’s lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Amherst, MA. Velle…

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