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Apply for COMPASS’s First-Ever Outreach Grants!

March 28, 2014
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Kids’ Day in the R. Ohi Labs at Vanderbilt University Photo credit: Sophia GayekEvery scientist has had “that” conversation: the…

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There and Back Again: The Beginning of iBiology

March 21, 2014
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On a cold morning in Nashville, Tennessee, Ron Vale, professor at the University of California San Francisco, and a Howard…

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Succeeding as a “Failed” Scientist

March 14, 2014
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Are you a postdoc looking for an alternative career? Have you considered tenure-track academic research? This may sound funny on…

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To Be or Not To Be…A Postdoc

March 7, 2014
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“What are you going to do when you’re finished?” “Have you started looking for postdocs?” “When you choose where to…

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Are You Still Reading PDFs? Try Lens

February 28, 2014
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When reading a paper, I often find myself furiously flipping back and forth between the text and figures. This is…

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Getting to Know the Human Side of Research (With Just One Click)

February 21, 2014
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James Watson became interested in science because of bird migration. He was six years old. Many years later he was…

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Grad School Pays in Other Ways

February 14, 2014
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When I sat down to write this essay I intended to describe how bad graduate student stipends are, how overworked…

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Alternatives to the Traditional Lab Notebook

February 7, 2014
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It used to make sense to paste data into a lab notebook. Western blots were exposed on film, DNA gel…

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Show Me the Money—Funding Opportunities for International Graduate Students and Postdocs

January 31, 2014
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  Photo by Nick AresThe current funding environment is proving to be a very difficult hurdle for many. Although the…

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Life as a Postdoc at the NIH

January 24, 2014
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Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this blog post are the sole opinions of the author and in no way represent…

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