"The most interesting aspects of my position center on the opportunity to constantly gain new scientific, medical, and policy knowledge. Learning is not only great fun; it is also satisfying from professional and personal standpoints." --Stella Jones
H-LSAMP--which is open to everyone regardless of race--aims to increase the number of minority applicants for research and education careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
"The key now is to know how to move forward, to understand the appropriate roles of the reviewer and the reviewed, and to determine how to respond to critiques so that you get that grant funded, eventually, or that paper accepted."
The most uplifting moments for me are those when a biological question generates new mathematically interesting theories and results and when these results give new insights into the original biological problem.