Articles By Elisabeth Pain

  • Careers for Scientists in the Patenting World

    A cluster of important and popular nontraditional career paths for scientists involve filing, examining, and disputing patents.

  • Teaching IT in Underprivileged Communities

    U.K. scientist Alan Wood obtained a Ph.D. in computer science from North Staffordshire Polytechnic (now Staffordshire...
  • Applying Math to Public Health

    Mariel Finucane (CREDIT: Mariel Finucane) Mariel Finucane wanted a career that would, in her own words, "have a...
  • A Tale of Two Volunteers

    Two scientists tell Science Careers how time spent volunteering in developing countries impacted their lives and careers.

  • A Father-and-Son Journey Into Synthetic Biology

    Justin Siegel rationally engineered unnatural enzymes partly thanks to technology his dad helped develop.

  • Further Resources for Synthetic Biology Research

    An update on the growing field of synthetic biology and a roundup of training opportunities and other resources.

  • A Mathematician Takes to the Streets

    Portuguese mathematician Sara Santos has forged a career communicating her passion for mathematics to all sorts of audiences.

  • Sowing Seeds Through Plant Taxonomy

    Portuguese plant researcher Célia Cabral co-founded a company to produce essential oils in order to help her country's agriculture and economy.

  • Presentation Tips for Non-Native Speakers

    Conveying complex material during a scientific presentation is difficult for everyone, but it's especially challenging for speakers who aren't fluent and confident in the conference language.

  • Focus on Aging: Understanding Brain Plasticity

    Neuroscientist Sara Burke investigates how aging affects the plasticity of neuronal networks and, ultimately, behavior.