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    September 29, 2006

    Follow That Gene: The Story of Three Young Scientists

    A rewarding career awaits those who can stand up to the field's fast pace and considerable demands.

    January 06, 2006

    Sell Yourself: Guidance for Developing Your Personal Statement for Graduate School Applications

    Your personal statement should clearly express your understanding of what graduate school is about and how the graduate degree will build upon your previous experiences toward the attainment of your career goals.

    January 07, 2005

    What is a Biochemist Doing Teaching Business?

    My academic CV, which went on and on about kinetics, fluorescence, and other things that would have sent someone outside my field running, was thrown in the fire, and I started thinking hard about what transferable skills I had gained during my time in academia.

    December 02, 2005

    Patient to Retrain in Patent Law

    "You have a lot to learn, but when you can argue the case of your patent application successfully to a patent examiner, it's great," says Sarah Thompson.

    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.

    June 03, 2005

    Spreading your Postdoc Wings in Industry

    "You have to tell them that you're ready to do independent research because as a postdoc you're not going to be held by the hand anymore," says Anna Moraitis, NSERC Industrial Research fellow.

    March 04, 2005

    A Kangaroo Jump, Back to Science

    "My stay has kept all its promises."

    January 20, 2006

    Do Minority-Training Programs Work?

    Asked to assess the programs, the panel threw up its hands.

    October 07, 2005

    A Career Eureka Moment

    Making courageous career choices, says Linda Ko-Ferrigno, is a lot easier when "you have someone cheering you on."

    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 04, 2005

    Weeding Out the Bugs: The Birth of a Biopesticide Firm

    "It's easy to find things that work. But to produce them on a large scale and market [them], it's a whole new thing, and it requires a lot more expertise that maybe in-house researchers just don't have," says Hélène Chaisson, Vice-President of Research and Development, Codena.

    April 29, 2005

    Tomorrow's Bioleaders -- Class of 2005

    If you stay in the lab, you can only be as innovative as yourself.

    January 07, 2005

    Overcoming Odds

    Her past experiences helped her realize the importance of being a scientist and a mentor, and she currently uses her expertise to help manage natural resources and to bring women and minorities, especially Native Americans, into science.

    March 17, 2006

    RISE: Training Minorities in Environmental Science

    "RISE wants all students, especially the ones who think they can't do it or aren't sure [about a career in science]." --Robyn Hannigan

    February 10, 2006

    Finding Success in Symbiosis

    Oldroyd had found an ideal research area to build his career on. "I made very conscious decisions about which fields to go into," recalls Oldroyd.

    January 14, 2005

    Bringing Science to Market

    "The most important concept you have to remember is that technology doesn't mean you have a company." Says Roger Bernier, Vice-President of Foragen Technologies Management.

    June 02, 2006

    Seeing the Forest and the Trees

    Beyond the challenges, provided one is aware of the rules of the game, leaving academia doesn't need to be a one-way street--and may provide the opportunity to gain valuable skills.

    March 11, 2005

    The Job Opportunity Market - A New Way of Applying?

    It is a successful formula for this target group.

    January 14, 2005

    The Wonder of Small Things

    Whitney B. Hill, who joined MVA in October as a research scientist, prepares and analyzes environmental samples for identification and characterization using Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM).

    January 07, 2004

    From France with a Fellowship

    "I think it's very important when you're young, not to put limits on yourself," says [Celine] Ster.