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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

    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

    November 12, 2004

    Academic Spinoff: SunPower

    Solar power may have fallen quickly out of public view, but Richard Swanson remained intrigued by the challenge.

    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.

    April 07, 2006

    Alone in the Lab

    Aside from radiation, few U.S. organizations have policies regarding pregnant lab workers, which means women are on their own when it comes to worrying about exposure during pregnancy.

    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

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