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November 30, 2012

Robots, Fish, and Undergrads

John Long, his collaborators, and his Vassar undergraduates study fish biomechanics and behavior.

June 29, 2012

New Technology Pollinates Plant Science

Advances in genetics and molecular biology are providing fresh tools for solving agricultural problems.

May 11, 2012

Submitting Your Best-Possible R01 Application

At a meeting on Long Island, some neuroscientists got tips on how to win an R01 in lean times.

April 15, 2011

A Very Visual Scientist

Nickolay Hristov is building a career at the intersection of science and visual art.

January 14, 2011

From Elephants to People: A Veterinary Scientist's Unique Career Path

D.V.M.-Ph.D. Laura Richman's discovery of a novel elephant herpesvirus led to a career in human translational medicine.

August 13, 2010

Scientist's Work Bridges Math and Cancer

Franziska Michor's research skills involve equations and computers, but her goal is clinical: to eliminate cancer.

April 23, 2010

Translating the Puzzle of Autism into Treatment

A complex fabric of researchers -- geneticists, psychologists, neuroscientists, physicians -- are working to understand autism.

January 01, 2010

A Scientist's Infectious Enthusiasm

PECASE winner Benjamin tenOever is an unconventional virologist who's working to make his discoveries clinically relevant.

October 30, 2009

Returning to Science

With the right support, it is possible to succeed in science after a family-related hiatus.

July 17, 2009

Business Sense: Starting an Academic Lab

A successful start to your new laboratory requires careful planning, firm but fair negotiating, and wise spending decisions.

June 19, 2009

Professional Polish

When dressing for a job interview, it pays to cultivate conformity--and attention to detail--instead of individuality.

March 20, 2009

Bringing Community Into Translational Research

Translational social scientists adapt research for the people it aims to serve and carry the lessons they learn in the community back to the lab.

November 14, 2008

Learning to Let Go While Trusting Your Data

Newly independent investigators must take responsibility for ensuring the integrity of their laboratory's data even as their direct control over that data declines.

July 11, 2008

Courting Controversy: Animal Rights (and Wrongs)

"You have this relationship forming which is an unequal relationship in which you bear a great amount of responsibility." --A former neuroscience researcher

June 27, 2008

Liberal Arts College Faculty: Finding the Sweet Spot

Known for small classes and a focus on undergraduate education, most such colleges also require--from their younger, newer faculty members, at least--substantial research activity.

April 11, 2008

Ph.Dollars: Does Grad School Make Financial Sense?

"I was optimistically willing to sacrifice any number of years of my life and money for that career path." --Laurie Earls

March 21, 2008

Public Health Goes Global

"The global health field has both been around forever and is brand-new." --Hannah Kettler, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

February 08, 2008

A Gift That Keeps On Giving

A mentor in industry helped physicist Joan Hoffmann navigate graduate school and launch her career.

January 11, 2008

Finding the Way Back to a First (Career) Love

"You really need to know what you want. Figuring it out is the hard part, but doing it is the easy part." --Sandeep Jauhar

December 07, 2007

Work-Life in Industry: Thinking Outside the 9-to-5 box

"When you have happy employees that know that you care about them, they're more loyal and work hard to show you that they can make things work." --Donna Davila