Dear Labby

Labby “Outed” as ASCB Honors Thoru Pederson

December 14, 2015

Ending ten years of excellent advice and clever misdirection, Thoru Pederson was “outed” Saturday night as Labby, the pseudonymous author…

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Finding Our Way

November 30, 2015

Dear Labby, We receive mentoring of all kinds, but many of my fellow students and I find it granular: helpful…

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Bombed My Defense!

October 30, 2015

Dear Labby, My thesis defense started out fine. It was the usual seminar (with my husband, our five-year-old daughter, my…

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Innocently Tarnished by Misconduct

October 7, 2015

Dear Labby, I am a finishing graduate student and my world has collapsed due to acts of research misconduct by…

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An Interloper?

September 1, 2015

Dear Labby, I am a faculty member at a U.S. medical school with my primary appointment in a department of…

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My Talk Runneth Over

August 20, 2015

Dear Labby, I am a fourth-year graduate student getting ready to give my first talk at a meeting. It is…

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A Question about Questions

July 1, 2015

Dear Labby, I just attended a symposium at a well-regarded institution. Whenever I had a question it seemed there were…

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