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November 14, 2003

Hot Careers: RNAi

"Although many of the jobs in the RNAi industry will closely resemble positions in other industries--biochemists, molecular biologists, and pharmacologists will be in demand--some specializations will be particularly sought after."

December 24, 1999

Two Words: Classical Pharmacology

October 28, 2005

Cynthia Robbins-Roth: Surviving the Crash

"I had the good sense to have a serious accident when the market was down." --Cynthia Robbins-Roth

September 10, 2004

SBIR Profile: Clinical Micro Sensors

"People refer to those things as their mistakes, but I think it's more accurate to say that they help to reduce choices and align the [company's] direction with the right path." --Jon Kayyem

February 11, 2005

Perimeter's Quantum Mechanic

"What makes him special is his ability to judge which problems are the best to work on. Perhaps the most important skill for a researcher is being able to identify which problems you have a good chance of solving and which solutions would be most important." – John Preskill

July 16, 2004

Funding Outside the Box

Why be normal?

September 12, 2003

Life In Biotech

"Here you have to make sure you're getting things done and meeting your objectives. It's almost a completely different experience."

February 27, 2004

Profile: The Scrutable and the Inscrutable

"I gravitated toward the principle of minimum effort." --Ben Goertzel, chief scientific officer, BioMind LLC

January 20, 2006

Changing Faces of Astronomy

"Nothing panned out for years, but [the techniques] did come to fruition. You have to make the investment." --Andrea Ghez

August 04, 2006

Wear Your Safety Goggles

"He was there less than 2 minutes, and he ended up with permanent reduction in his vision." --Denis Sapiro, Occupational Health and Safety Office, University of Washington, Seattle

March 05, 2004

Pharmacogenomics Profiles

There are molecular biologists, and biochemists, and immunologists. There are toxicologists, and pharmacologists. But there are no pharmacogenomicists.

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

January 27, 2006

The Other Microsoft

"As soon as some conference deadline comes up, you see us working like maniacs to finish … papers, just like we did when we were in school." --Henrique Malvar, the director of Microsoft's Redmond research lab

July 29, 2005

A Relationship That's More Than Skin Deep

"When we have a question, it doesn't matter what it is, they answer it. It's a complete exchange of information … they've essentially opened up all their technology to us."

--Marc Donohue

March 05, 2004

Personalized Drugs, Personalized Careers

"There isn't a pharmaceutical company that doesn't want these people. [Fellowship participants] are getting calls from headhunters 6 months or a year before they've finished." --Dave Flockhart, professor of medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine

September 12, 2003

Bully for Biotech

Biotechnology is about opportunity. And risk.

November 14, 2003

Two Careers in RNAi

"Working with the close-knit group of scientists is giving her exposure to many aspects of the research, and that validates part of her reasoning for coming to a start-up company like Alnylam."

March 03, 2006

Working the Systems

Systems biology seeks to connect the dots between molecular data. It's a hot career field, but success requires making connections between disciplines.

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

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

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