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    October 31, 2003

    Neuroscience – The Imaging Edge

    January 07, 2004

    From France with a Fellowship

    "I think it's very important when you're young, not to put limits on yourself," says [Celine] Ster.

    January 07, 2005

    Overcoming Odds

    Her past experiences helped her realize the importance of being a scientist and a mentor, and she currently uses her expertise to help manage natural resources and to bring women and minorities, especially Native Americans, into science.

    January 14, 2005

    The Wonder of Small Things

    Whitney B. Hill, who joined MVA in October as a research scientist, prepares and analyzes environmental samples for identification and characterization using Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM).

    February 18, 2005

    Wandering off the Beaten Track

    Azevedo strongly advises other postdocs to start applying even if they feel it is too early in their career.

    July 01, 2005

    Undisciplined

    Malik goes to seminars to learn not just what they're doing, but how they're approaching questions. "It's really exciting to see how this person went about developing the story and making these connections . . . It's really useful to see how a scientific mind thinks about a particular problem."

    July 15, 2005

    Careers in Clinical Molecular Genetics

    "If you want to have a safe job--a job for life--then clinical molecular genetics is it, no doubt about it." - Maximilian Muenke

    July 15, 2005

    Training Scientists as Managers

    "Scientists are always focused on experiments, gaining knowledge, but there is the human side that you need to be exposed to early on." -Anton Wutz

    November 25, 2005

    The European Young Investigator Awards - Finding a Niche

    "This choice was more practical because you try to build up a career, and if you do what people are already doing, you need to be very good, but also lucky, to make it," says Edwin Cuppen.

    December 02, 2005

    Patient to Retrain in Patent Law

    "You have a lot to learn, but when you can argue the case of your patent application successfully to a patent examiner, it's great," says Sarah Thompson.

    December 02, 2005

    STEPping Up the Production of U.S. Scientists

    The bill allowed NSF to develop a new program to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with undergraduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

    December 23, 2005

    The Evolution of Butterfly Vision

    Briscoe believes that evolutionary biology is an important--and growing--discipline that will continue to offer a range of career opportunities.

    January 06, 2006

    Sell Yourself: Guidance for Developing Your Personal Statement for Graduate School Applications

    Your personal statement should clearly express your understanding of what graduate school is about and how the graduate degree will build upon your previous experiences toward the attainment of your career goals.

    January 20, 2006

    Do Minority-Training Programs Work?

    Asked to assess the programs, the panel threw up its hands.

    February 10, 2006

    Fruitful Pursuits: Research Careers in Plant Science

    The majority of plant biologists work somewhere on the continuum from basic plant biology on one end--the main focus of this feature--to the development of agricultural products on the other.

    February 10, 2006

    Plant Sciences: A Minority Perspective

    February 10, 2006

    Careers for Postdoctoral Scientists: The Ever-Aging Postdoc

    February 10, 2006

    The Big Picture

    “I’d like to be here [longer]. But now my wife and my baby are in Japan, so I have to go back.”

    February 10, 2006

    The Greener Side of Math: A Statistician in the Plant Science World

    “In the last 15 years, I had some good intuition that I always made sure I followed up on,” says Pierre Dutilleul, an applied statistician at McGillUniversity.

    February 10, 2006

    Finding Success in Symbiosis

    Oldroyd had found an ideal research area to build his career on. "I made very conscious decisions about which fields to go into," recalls Oldroyd.

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