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    August 13, 2015

    Creating a research brand

    Jeffrey McDonnell explains how publishing papers and giving talks that follow a research theme can help you as you advance in your career.

    August 12, 2015

    A legacy of drug safety

    FDA medical officer Frances Oldham Kelsey averted the tragedy of thalidomide birth defects in the United States.

    July 23, 2015

    Journeying back in time with ancient DNA

    Three young researchers establish careers in the exciting field of ancient DNA.

    July 16, 2015

    The space roboticist

    Vandi Verma is one of the few people in the world qualified to drive on Mars.

    July 07, 2015

    Harnessing computer power to understand biology

    An ability to combine computation and experimentation recently won systems biologist Sarah Teichmann an EMBO Gold Medal.

    July 06, 2015

    Biodiversity researcher becomes first female president of Mauritius

    After 25 years studying the plants of her native island, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim unexpectedly became its president.

    June 16, 2015

    Multiferroics and me

    Nicola Spaldin pioneered a revolution in the field of multiferroics by pursuing her “most interesting question,” no matter the odds.

    May 27, 2015

    All in the family

    Husband-and-wife chemists discuss working with a spouse and the role of gender and family in an academic career.

    May 07, 2015

    Treading a different track

    Scientists with a love of teaching can find satisfaction in academia without tenure.

    April 08, 2015

    En pointe

    Lina Colucci—a musician, ballerina, and mechanical engineer—thrives on combining her passions.

    April 07, 2015

    Biologist. Engineer. Brewer.

    Developing equipment at Starbucks and earning a biochemistry Ph.D. helped Tom Schmidlin achieve his beer-brewing dreams.

    March 31, 2015

    A career is like a love affair

    Like a relationship, says former ACS CEO Madeleine Jacobs, a career must be rich and rewarding and provide an environment in which you can grow and learn.

    March 19, 2015

    A networking encounter

    A young scientist learns about the advantages of real-world networking.

    March 17, 2015

    Disability as a difference of perspective

    Ken O’Neill, who is deaf, offers advice on how to present a disability when applying for a job.

    March 10, 2015

    Into the wild

    When Ethan Perlstein found his academic career stymied, he took to the wilderness.

    March 05, 2015

    What’s the purpose of a scientific career?

    Research shows that many members of groups underrepresented in academic science seek careers that express values beyond pure research.

    February 24, 2015

    UPDATED: A scientist saint?

    French geneticist Jérôme Lejeune may have missed out on the Nobel Prize, but now he’s nominated for an even higher honor.

    February 17, 2015

    Follow your star

    Theoretical physicist Ulf Leonhardt advises early-career scientists to think more about their work and less about their careers.

    February 11, 2015

    Starting up a career

    These days, entrepreneurship is less about getting rich and more about career development and getting science done.

    February 04, 2015

    The science of schmoozing

    How one geoscientist built a career using data, charisma, and connections

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