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    September 29, 2006

    Follow That Gene: The Story of Three Young Scientists

    A rewarding career awaits those who can stand up to the field's fast pace and considerable demands.

    March 10, 2006

    Getting Women Scientists Back on the Career Track in Japan

    Reposted with permission from
    Science, 3 March 2006

    May 07, 2004

    Stimulating Careers in Science and Engineering

    August 06, 2004

    Conferences Are Not Just for Faculty Members

    October 11, 2002

    Gender, Work, Stress, and Health

    Couple the stressors with limited social support--most women scientists have few such supports--and the imposter phenomenon, in which high-achieving women tend to doubt their abilities and feel inefficacious, and it's easy to see why academic women often are an unhealthy lot.

    October 31, 2003

    A Typical Path for a Physician-Scientist?

    High-quality research publications and ample grant support are key commodities in academic medicine, and you will effectively be a "free agent" if you have a solid research portfolio.

    May 21, 2004

    Nothing Is Impossible to a Willing Heart

    "I would arrive at the lab at 7:30 a.m. with a clear plan for the day, and exit promptly at 5:30 p.m. to begin mommy duty. The majority of my reading, writing, and planning were done in the evening after my daughter was in bed."

    December 19, 2003

    The Times They Are A'Changin'

    In R&D centers worldwide, molecular biologists are working with mechanical engineers. Physicists are engaged in problem-solving with their colleagues in chemistry and fluid engineering. Materials scientists and software engineers are huddled, working on common ground. ... Gradually, the
    independence of the ivory tower is moving to the
    interdependence seen most often in entrepreneurial companies.

    September 24, 2004

    Bioinformatics in the Netherlands: Thriving and Exciting

    "Bioinformatics is a booming field of research in the Netherlands with a lot of opportunities."

    June 03, 2005

    Italian Universities Raise Their Fists

    At the core of the current draft bill is the very contentious and still-debated intention to eliminate the permanent position of
    ricercatore, and replace it with the new and untenured
    aggiunto professorship.

    February 14, 2003

    Promoting Science Through Policy: An Interview With Kathie Olsen

    "You are going to be changing your directions and your careers throughout your entire life and you need to be open to it and look forward to the opportunities."

    March 19, 2004

    Evolution of the Pharmaceutical-Biotech Ecosystem and Career Choice

    "Big pharma is atop the ecosystem with capital and resources needed to commercialize new drugs. They are the integrators, orchestrating the drug development process with members of the ecosystem."

    May 26, 2006

    The Food Network Effect

    "Name it--different shape, size, and forms--we did it. We did banana juice, we did diced bananas, frozen, dried--whatever." --Aurora Saulo

    January 18, 2002

    Teaching a Nation's Professorate

    Teacher training may finally get a front-row seat in postdoctoral programs.

    June 30, 2006

    The Value of Working Together

    May 18, 2001

    Biotech Buzzwords: The Industry's Confusing Acronyms and Insiders' Jargon

    PREVIOUS COLUMNS You all know what buzzwords are. As a scientist, you're almost certainly familiar with dozens of...
    June 20, 2003

    Food for Thought

    Food companies in Scandinavia have turned tight regulation into a marketing tool.

    May 12, 2000

    Academic Job Interviews: The Good and the Bad

    February 11, 2005

    We're Doing Just Fine

    A survey of the top 50 ranked physics departments in 2002 shows that of 1998 physics faculty members, there were 12 of identifiable African heritage.

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