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January 24, 2003

The UBC Bridge Program--Strengthening Connections Among Public Health, Engineering, and Policy Research Areas

My desire to bridge science with engineering comes from recognizing the benefit to both fields in improving human health and welfare.

March 09, 2001

Schmoozing 101

October 07, 2005

Entrepreneurs: Surviving the Dot-Com Crash

"Because I was still passionate about this, I stuck through it and managed to keep it running with lots of help from some very good people. Now I have quite a bit of business experience." --Lee Jensen

July 09, 2004

The Bio21 Institute: Working at the Interface of Business and Biotechnology

Upon completion, the Bio21 Institute will provide an integrated package of research and development, from basic concepts, through basic research, to clinical testing and product implementation.

February 02, 2001

Careers in Nanobiotechnology: Resources

December 17, 2004

Following My Curiosity

As one of the lucky ones that cleared the Ph.D. hurdle and went on to a satisfying professional career, I am now committed to helping more African-American students follow their curiosity, wherever it may lead.

February 26, 1999

Field Report 4: How to Succeed in Spying: It Takes a Lot of Trying

August 30, 2002

Postdoc Production

"The postdoc and the institution/lab have a reciprocal relationship of support and mutual dependence that I would argue is analogous to an employer-employee relationship rather than a mentor-trainee association."

November 15, 2002

Postdocs and the Law: Meet the IRS

"Compensation" was not defined by the Tax Reform Act of 1986, and neither was the term "fellowship." Not surprisingly, IRS audits have addressed this oversight and offer some additional clarity.

July 13, 2001

Sink or Swim: Riding the Dot-Com Wave

"There are definite parallels between working as an entrepreneur in the business world and being a research scientist in an academic institution."

August 06, 2004

This Time, We Mean It

"The use of RFID extends well beyond athletic timing, and the industry is growing fast as the technology finds new applications."

May 17, 2002

Technical Translation: Combining Careers

"I knew I could provide better translations than those being published."

December 13, 2002

The Academic Consultant, Part 3--Conflicts of Interest

"Remember that just the mere perception of conflict, even if completely unfounded, can be just as damaging as an actual ethical breach."

December 02, 2005

Physicist, Heal Thyself

I knew a little molecular biology, but I had no notion of what you could do experimentally. It reminded me of electronics, the idea that you had these tools to splice things together in an ordered way, that you could reengineer things in the cell to do something else. --Mark Goulian

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 20, 2004

The Locus of Control: Five Reminders That You Are the Boss

"Our company's future is assured when people here take responsibility for their own success or failure."

May 10, 2002

Is the Italian Brain Drain Becoming a Flood?

"It is important to distinguish between two separate phenomena: the mobility of human resources, and the loss of those brains forever."

June 28, 2002

Vom Labor an den Schreibtisch

"Deshalb habe ich angefangen, mich umzusehen, welche Alternativen sich für eine Biologin außerhalb des Labors eröffnen." Rosita Cottone (BMBF)

September 14, 2001

Great Expectations

"I viewed the possibility of settling in Singapore for a few years as an exciting challenge and as an opportunity for both personal and career development."