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    Xuguang Chen
    July 30, 2013

    Yes, I'm That Kind of Doctor

    By going to medical school, Ph.D. scientists hope to improve people's lives more directly.

    Milena Mendez and Fenix
    April 12, 2013

    Sniffing out Dermatemys

    With her border collie's help, a young scientist studies an endangered turtle and works to improve education in a Guatemalan village.

    December 08, 2006

    Chinese Medicine, Western Style

    "The focus isn’t because this is cheap. In fact logistically, it’s quite a challenge to do this. Whether you’re AstraZeneca, or Roche, or Novartis, you have to pay quite a bit to have that presence. Our focus is to have a presence in China, for China, and for the rest of Asia." --John Ramsey, AstraZeneca

    September 29, 2006

    Your Genetic Future

    The field is rife with opportunities to improve human health and to take part in the inevitable health-care revolution.

    September 01, 2006

    Reversing the Brain Drain

    HHMI’s grants, for example, provide "an opportunity to do your work where you might not otherwise be able to get the funding you need," says Conley.

    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

    June 09, 2006

    Marketing Molecules

    "If you're young and you want a job that involves very intriguing research in industry, you might have to create the company that allows you to do it." --George Whitesides

    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.

    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.

    February 10, 2006

    Model Builder

    "It is definitely an asset to work with more than one system. It opens us up to different ways of thinking and keeps us flexible and less likely to sink into dogma. The differences in how the various systems are wired are as important as the similarities." --Sabeeha Merchant, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

    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

    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

    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

    November 04, 2005

    Neuroscience Careers: Two Neuroscientists

    "You cannot do one project. You have to do a number of projects to try to get to the answer, hoping one of the approaches will work out." --Yimin Zou

    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

    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

    September 09, 2005

    The University in Corporate Clothing

    "This is an environment where everyone is considered and assumed to be a responsible, engaged adult until proven otherwise. You do what you have to do to get the job done." -Holly Butler

    September 09, 2005

    Captain of the Farm Team

    Give your students skills, not just stories.

    August 12, 2005

    What's Shaking in Earthquake Science?

    The specter of such enormous destruction would, you might think, create good job prospects for scientists interested in that sort of thing. But just like the rumored 'big one' it aims to predict, the boom in earthquake-science careers hasn't happened yet.

    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

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