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May 06, 2011

Unlocking the Genome's Secrets to Long Life

Postdoc Liz Cirulli started out in plant genetics but now co-leads Duke's Centenarian Project, which aims to find gene variants that account for longevity.

April 29, 2011

Taking Mathematics to Heart

Mathematician John Wesley Cain works with clinicians, physicists, and engineers in a field called cardiac electrophysiology.

April 15, 2011

Content Collection: Careers in Clinical and Translational Research

Science Careers presents articles on clinical and translational science careers, produced with generous support from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

March 25, 2011

Learning How to Conduct Cancer Clinical Trials

Training courses outline the challenges and opportunities in conducting cancer clinical trials.

March 25, 2011

Q&A: Finding and Exploiting Cancer's Weaknesses

Clinician-investigator David Solit studies the genetic basis of cancer tumors and looks for novel therapies that target specific mutations.

March 04, 2011

A Zigzagging Path Points Straight to Success

Patricia Beckmann's career is one long lesson in how to succeed in science.

February 11, 2011

Sharing Data in Biomedical and Clinical Research

It's not always clear how or where to share clinical data in a way that protects patients' privacy.

February 11, 2011

More Than Words

Biomedical ontology is growing as an informatics specialty, and ontologies are proving to be powerful software and data-mining tools.

January 28, 2011

A Loyal Fan of Women's Health Research

Physician-scientist Rebecca Jackson's enthusiasm for research is matched only by her passion for Ohio State football.

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.

December 24, 2010

The Best of Science Careers, 2010

It was a difficult year for careers in science but another good year for Science Careers.

December 17, 2010

Engineering Solutions to Biomedical Problems

There are many ways that classically trained engineers can work at the interface of engineering and medicine.

November 26, 2010

Perspective: Residency 101 for Physician-Scientists

Future physician-scientists should ask three questions when choosing a residency: What field? What type of residency? Which program?

November 12, 2010

Ghostwriters in the Medical Literature

Despite new disclosure requirements, ghostwriters remain a threat to the integrity of the scientific literature as well as careers.

November 12, 2010

Working With Industry Under a Microscope

Regulations seem to discourage academic scientists from partnering with industry, but such collaboration is essential to translational research.

October 29, 2010

Opening New Research Avenues in Epigenetics

Epigenetics provides a common theme to Spanish cancer researcher Manel Esteller's broad interests in basic and translational research.

October 29, 2010

Environmental Exposures Shape Human Health -- and Careers

Brown University scientist Carmen Marsit's unique training allows him to take an interdisciplinary and translational approach to epigenetics.

October 08, 2010

Top 10 Tips for Mentors

Being an effective mentor requires being a good listener, setting boundaries, providing support and criticism, and celebrating milestones.

August 27, 2010

Making Team Science Work: Advice From a Team

A long-term commitment and a supportive environment allow the Yale Melanoma Research Group to excel.

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.