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    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."

    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.

    January 20, 2012

    Genetic Engineering on Steroids

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

    April 14, 2014

    An Eloquent Career Picture for Ph.D. Biologists

    An infographic displays common career paths for biology Ph.D.-holders.

    December 14, 2012

    The Myth of the Well-Rounded Scientist

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

    November 16, 2012

    Careers in Biomaterials Science—an Overview

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

    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.

    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.

    October 06, 2014

    Retail, food service most common jobs for new U.K. bio majors

    In the United Kingdom, 21.9% of graduates with first degrees in biology took jobs in the “retail, catering, waiting and bar staff” sector.

    Fátima Al-Shahrour
    March 29, 2013

    Applying Bioinformatics to Precision Medicine

    Fátima Al-Shahrour is working to interpret the genome to help select more effective drugs for cancer patients.

    July 08, 2014

    A Young Tag Team Detects a Major Pipeline Leak

    A graduate student and a Twitter software engineer team up to write an article showing that on average, elite labs run by men are not women-friendly.

    June 04, 2014

    Luck, Brilliance, and Persistence

    Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner attributes his career success to luck, but we think that other factors were involved.

    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 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.

    Zebrafish Nuclei
    June 07, 2013

    A Research Career in Focus

    Philipp Keller is singularly focused on improving quantitative microscopy techniques, no matter where that takes him.
    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.

    March 11, 2005

    A Biodefence Mission for Traditional Immunologists

    "It is better for marketability to be someone considered to have expertise in murine T cell immunology than someone who considers themselves an expert on how to protect a mouse from anthrax," says Altmann.

    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.

    October 22, 2014

    A double dose of advice

    A former graduate student (and current postdoc) offers tips on working jointly with two graduate advisers.

    June 20, 2008

    Opportunities Abound in Toxicology

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

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