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January 20, 2012

Genetic Engineering on Steroids

Synthetic biologist Ron Weiss has moved from programming computers to programming cells.

December 14, 2012

The Myth of the Well-Rounded Scientist

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

June 03, 2005

The Road to a Neurobiology Ph.D.

Gregory is now nearing completion of his Ph.D. at UCLA so now he has to figure out the next step on his career path.

October 07, 2005

Wearing Many Hats

Now, as a faculty member and dean of health sciences at The Community and Technical College of Shepherd in Martinsburg, West Virginia, Plautz looks back at the hats she has worn and the events that have defined her professionally.

Daniel Goldman and friends
August 13, 2013

Border Science

Burroughs Wellcome's Career Awards at the Scientific Interface help mathematical, physical, computer, and engineering scientists establish careers studying biological problems.

September 02, 2011

A Father-and-Son Journey Into Synthetic Biology

Justin Siegel rationally engineered unnatural enzymes partly thanks to technology his dad helped develop.

September 09, 2005

The University in Corporate Clothing

"This is an environment where everyone is considered and assumed to be a responsible, engaged adult until proven otherwise. You do what you have to do to get the job done." -Holly Butler

August 05, 2013

Karolinska Institutet Marches at the Pride Parade

On Saturday, Karolinska Institutet students marched in the annual Stockholm Pride Parade—with the institute's blessing.

June 20, 2008

Opportunities Abound in Toxicology

So far in her career, Nadia Moore has toured several major subfields of toxicology.

April 08, 2005

Opposite Extremes

"It would be really heartbreaking to spend 18 days doing work in the submersible and get back home to the lab only to find out you screwed up. I've seen it happen a lot." - Craig Cary

October 21, 2005

Norway: A Neuroscientist Making Connections

This is an unusual position; I will have little bureaucracy and limited teaching.

July 01, 2005

Take Charge of Your Ph.D. Training

As "principal investigator" of your own piece of lab, you have to think about and do things to keep the lab up and running.

September 03, 2013

Beyond CVs and Impact Factors: An Employer's Manifesto

There's a lot of talk about finding better ways to hire academic scientists. One department is doing more than talk.

Michael Yaffe
May 10, 2013

Michael Yaffe

The systems biologist and trauma surgeon talks about treating patients after the Boston Marathon bombings and about his career.

November 04, 2005

Investigating the Neural and Vascular Consequences of Stroke

"When I came to MSM, I wanted to build something that would incorporate my background in cardiovascular [research] and neuroscience, and stroke was the perfect venue for that."--Byron Ford

September 11, 2013

Can I Get a Ph.D. in Collaboration?

Science needs scientists who occupy the spaces between fields, to complement and bring together disciplinary experts.

October 28, 2013

In India, Abundant Opportunities

India's academic job market is vibrant for Indian nationals returning from training abroad.

November 16, 2012

Careers in Biomaterials Science—an Overview

Scientists with an ability to work across fields can find exciting opportunities in biomaterials.

November 04, 2005

The Biology of Memory

"By going to different labs," says Edvard Moser, "You learn different ways of thinking and you can create bridges between sub-disciplines and find something unexpected."

Tamily Weissman-Unni
April 22, 2013

A Turn Toward the Classroom and Home

Tamily Weissman-Unni feels like a failure—but she's not.