Dear Labby Columns

2019

Flipping the Classroom (and the Skeptics)
08/01/2019
Shedding Light on the Dark Side: How to Become an Administrator 
06/01/2019
The First Draft
04/01/2019
Constructive vs. Destructive Criticism in the Lab
02/01/2019

2018

Meetings Large and Small
10/01/2018
Predators and Prey in Publishing
08/01/2018
Is an Academic Career Just a Dream?
06/01/2018
Tone Deaf?
04/01/2018
Balancing Demands as a New Faculty Member
02/01/2018

2017

How to Join the Conversation
11/01/17
What’s Next after a PhD?
10/01/17
Upholding Standards of Authorship
09/01/17
Great Expectations
07/01/2017
How to Tell Your Department Chair You’re Leaving
06/01/2017
The Collaborating Trailing Spouse
05/01/2017
Negotiating for the Long Term
03-04/01/2017
Beyond Tenure: The Path to Professorship
01-02/01/2017

2016

Constraints on Teaching
11-12/01/2016
Vacation—When and How Much?
10/01/2016
Negotiating Your Salary and Start-up Package
09/01/2016
Lab Language
07-08/01/2016
Whose Data Go Where?
06/01/2016
A Case of Sexual Harassment in the Lab
05/01/2016
Resisting Intimidation
03-04/01/2016
Graduate Now or Later?
01-02/01/2016

2015

Finding Our Way
12/01/2015

Bombed My Defense!
11/01/2015

Innocently Tarnished by Misconduct
10/01/2015

An Interloper?
09/01/2015

My Talk Runneth Over
08/01/2015

A Question about Questions
07/01/2015

Published or Not?
06/01/2015

Defining a Financial Conflict of Interest
in (My) Research

05/01/2014

Logic or Illogic in Deciding Who Goes to the
Meeting

04/01/2015

Hiring Hassle
03/01/2015

Actually, “Actually”
01-02/01/2015

2014

Broader Impact
12/01/2014

Solo or Shared Inventorship?
11/01/2014

Student Shyness, and Not
10/01/2014

In Search of Correction
09/01/2014

Talks at Meetings: PI or Lab Member?
08/01/2014

A Bad Model?
07/01/2014

An Enemy Within
06/01/2014

Blinded by the Dark?
05/01/2014

Battling the Reviewers—A Learning Experience?
04/01/2014

Paying It Forward
03/01/2014

The Mystery of Variable PhD Thesis Kinetics 
01-02/01/2014

2013

Conflicted on the Declaration on Research Assessment
12/01/2013

Scoping Out A Scoop
11/01/2013

Over-Sharing?
10/01/2013

Business Credentials for Scientists
09/01/2013

Should Academic Tenure and Promotion Standards Respond to the Federal Funding Climate?
08/01/2013

On Stage—or Stuck in the Lab?
07/01/2013

Where All the Postdocs Are Well Above Average
06/01/2013

PI as a Non-Inventor?
05/01/2013

A Community That Attests to the Central Importance of Cell Biology
04/01/2013

Graduate Students Long for a Place at the (Speaker Dinner) Table
03/01/2013

The Art of the Buy-In: Obtaining Incidental Support from Your Institution for Unexpected Needs and Opportunities
02/01/2013

2012

University Oversight of Faculty Consulting
12/01/2012

What to Wear to Work
11/01/2012

The Art of Asking Questions at Meetings
10/01/2012

The Ethos of the Storyline
09/01/2012

Authorship Revision
08/01/2012

Childcare Support for ASCB Annual Meeting Attendees
07/01/2012

Repeating an Expensive Experiment
06/01/2012

Patent Rights (or Wrongs)
05/01/2012

Thesis Advisor’s Outside Interests Impair Mentorship
04/01/2012

Tenure as a Factor in Choosing a Lab
03/01/2012

Letter Shy?
02/01/2012

2011

What Is a “Preliminary Result?”
12/01/2011

A Tenure Review Glitch Stirs Anxiety
11/01/2011

Weighing History at a PhD Thesis Defense
10/01/2011

Retiring Research Materials
09/01/2011

Do I Have a Conflict of Interest?
08/01/2011

Is Involvement Inviting?
07/01/2011

Mentorship Gone Bad
06/01/2011

When to End It
05/01/2011

Boundaries of the Lab Head–Student Relationship
04/01/2011

Getting a Pre-Tenure Talk
03/01/2011

Careless Duality by PI Erodes Trust, Endangers Postdoc’s Career
01/01/2011 – 02/01/2011

2010

Fraud: On Alert
12/01/2010

Authorship: Who’s on First?
11/01/2010

Composing a Thesis Research Committee
10/01/2010

Volume 33, No. 8
09/01/2010

Volume 33, No. 7
08/01/2010

Volume 33, No. 6
07/01/2010

Volume 33, No. 5
06/01/2010

Volume 33, No. 4
05/01/2010

Volume 33, No. 3
04/01/2010

Volume 33, No. 2
03/01/2010

2009

Volume 32, No. 12
12/01/2009

Volume 32, No. 11
11/01/2009

Volume 32, No. 10
10/01/2009

Volume 32, No. 9
09/01/2009

Volume 32, No. 8
08/01/2009

Volume 32, No. 7
07/01/2009

Volume 32, No. 6
06/01/2009

Volume 32, No. 5
05/01/2009

Volume 32, No. 4
04/01/2009

Volume 32, No. 3
03/01/2009

Volume 32, No. 2
02/01/2009

Volume 32, No. 1
01/01/2009

2008

Volume 31, No. 12
12/01/2008

Volume 31, No. 11
11/01/2008

Volume 31, No. 10
10/01/2008

Volume 31, No. 9
09/01/2008

Volume 31, No. 8
08/01/2008

Volume 31, No. 7
07/01/2008

Volume 31, No. 6
06/01/2008

Volume 31, No. 5
05/01/2008

Volume 31, No. 4
04/01/2008

Volume 31, No. 3
03/01/2008

Volume 31, No. 2
02/01/2008

Volume 31, No. 1
01/01/2008

2007

Volume 30, No. 12
12/01/2007

Volume 30, No. 11
11/01/2007

Volume 30, No. 10
10/01/2007

Volume 30, No. 9
09/01/2007

Volume 30, No. 8
08/01/2007

Volume 30, No. 7
07/01/2007

Volume 30, No. 6
06/01/2007

Volume 30, No. 5
05/01/2007

Volume 30, No. 4
04/01/2007

Volume 30, No. 3
03/01/2007

Volume 30, No. 2
02/01/2007

Volume 30, No. 1
01/01/2007

2006

Volume 29, No. 12
12/01/2006

Volume 29, No. 11
11/01/2006

Volume 29, No. 10
10/01/2006

Volume 29, No. 9
09/01/2006

Volume 29, No. 8
08/01/2006

Volume 29, No. 7
07/01/2006

Volume 29, No. 6 
06/01/2006

Volume 29, No. 5
05/01/2006

Volume 29, No. 4
04/01/2006

Volume 29, No. 3
03/01/2006

Volume 29, No. 2
02/01/2006

Volume 29, No. 1
01/01/2006

2005

Volume 28, No. 12
12/01/2005

Volume 28, No. 11
11/01/2005

Volume 28, No. 10
10/01/2005

Volume 28, No. 9
09/01/2005

Volume 28, No. 8
08/01/2005

Volume 28, No. 7
07/01/2005

Volume 28, No. 6
06/01/2005

Volume 28, No. 5
05/01/2005

Volume 28, No. 4
04/01/2005

Volume 28, No. 3
03/01/2005

Volume 28, No. 2
02/01/2005

Volume 28, No. 1
01/01/2005

2004

Volume 27, No. 12
12/01/2004

Volume 27, No. 11
11/01/2004

Volume 27, No. 10
10/01/2004

Volume 27, No. 9
09/01/2004

Volume 27, No. 8
08/01/2004

Volume 27, No. 7
07/01/2004

Volume 27, No. 6
06/01/2004