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    June 06, 2003

    Finding a Niche in the New Biology

    "The need to manoeuvre a wheelchair using handgrips had a drastic effect on sterile technique!"

    July 07, 2015

    Harnessing computer power to understand biology

    An ability to combine computation and experimentation recently won systems biologist Sarah Teichmann an EMBO Gold Medal.

    June 19, 2014

    What it Takes

    A new tool shows that the most important factors for career success are only weakly connected to doing good science.

    May 22, 2015

    Playing the field

    Gretchen Meyer drifted for a while, but her early experiences ultimately took her back to nature.

    October 02, 2014

    A detour for love

    David Anderson's career was sidetracked by love and the Defense of Marriage Act, but today the future once again looks bright.

    August 28, 2015

    The fungi that ate my house

    Joan W. Bennett shares how she was able to pick up the pieces and revitalize her research after Hurricane Katrina destroyed her home.

    October 08, 2015

    Help others—and help your career

    While volunteering at a scientific conference, Tal Polak came up with an idea to help young researchers network with top scientists.

    October 15, 2015

    The rewards of roughing it

    Ornithologist Xin Lu argues that although much of science is moving away from fieldwork, it is a valuable research tool that offers emotional and spiritual rewards.

    December 14, 2012

    The Myth of the Well-Rounded Scientist

    Despite what grad school admissions committees seem to believe, outside interests are good.

    December 01, 2000

    Rip Van Winkle's 11-Year Slumber

    December 01, 2000

    Lois Abbott's Experiences

    March 13, 2014

    A Different Kind of Experimental Model

    A clothing company uses smart women to sell its spring collection.

    November 24, 2015

    2015 ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ results

    The 2015 ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ winning videos feature thesis work on cellular interactions with tropoelastin, policy networks, and more.

    August 05, 2011

    From Mycology to Oncology

    Wilma Lingle started out studying mushrooms but transformed herself into a Mayo Clinic breast cancer researcher and the manager of two core facilities.

    September 17, 2010

    Expanding the Genetic Code

    Trained as a chemist, Jason Chin is rewriting central dogmas of biology by coaxing cells to make proteins containing novel amino acids.

    March 27, 2009

    Special Feature: Not What You Thought You'd Be Doing

    A visual artist, a cartoonist, and a winemaker, all with backgrounds in science, are pursuing unexpected--yet hugely satisfying--careers.

    December 08, 2000

    For the Sake of Being Well Experienced: Late Vocation in Science

    May 27, 2011

    Experimental Error: Fetus Don't Fail Me Now

    His daughter still in the embryonic stage, our columnist wonders whether it's too early to steer her toward a career in science.

    May 11, 2015

    What well-dressed riffraff are wearing this season

    Future of Research is selling T-shirts, with proceeds going to operating costs for the organization’s 2015 Boston meeting.

    February 03, 2012

    Game On: Education as Play

    Game designer and former biologist Jeremy Friedberg won an honorable mention in this year's Science Visualization Challenge