Newsletter Compass Points

Add an Extra Dose of Science to Government Rulemaking

November 15, 2016

Democracies tend to have common expectations embedded in their culture. The most fundamental of these is that we insist our…

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Tips to Combat Research Blues

November 7, 2016

Picture it: You’re in the throes of multiple experiments. Your lunch and dinner are often out of a paper sack…

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Reflections on Making the Leap

October 3, 2016

At ASCB, and especially at COMPASS, we frequently visit the topic of nonacademic careers. Many of us have discussed the…

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How to Choose a Research Area

June 7, 2016

Often in our scientific careers we are faced with the question of how to choose an area of research to…

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The Minority Report—When Simply Adding Numbers Is Not Enough

May 4, 2016

The 2015 ASCB Annual Meeting included a Special Interest Subgroup entitled “Increasing Diversity in a Changing Research Landscape.” This session…

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Consensus Grows on Preprints in Biology

April 4, 2016

On February 16–17 at Howard Hughes Medical Institute headquarters outside of Washington, DC, 70 attendees (junior and senior scientists, representatives…

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“Oh, the places you will go” – Tips for choosing a postdoc lab

August 28, 2015

*This is part one of a four-part series on the transition from PhD student to postdoctoral fellow.Here are parts two…

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