These scientists are applying their skills to relieve many of the world's ills, including food shortages, human-rights violations, and epidemic outbreaks in developing countries. (Photo: Refugees in Darfur, Sudan. Courtesy, USAID)
Three passionate scientists describe their careers dealing with human rights and humanitarian issues.
María Pascual has influenced European policy from her perch in regulatory affairs at an adult stem cell drug development company in Spain.
Dutch molecular biologist Lars Jansen owes much of his scientific success to not going down the easy path.
Three postdocs describe their early and successful transitions to research independence.
These days, postdocs need to demonstrate their independence early, which they can do by negotiating with advisers, seeking individual fellowships, or obtaining a junior-PI position.
A roundup of small grants, individual fellowships, and junior-leader positions in Europe and the United States designed to give postdocs some early autonomy.
Nenad Ban made a name for himself by finally cracking the crystal structures of complex macromolecules.
Nicola Sasanelli left electronic engineering in Italy to become a special envoy for the government of South Australia.
Staying engaged, motivated, and productive for the decades that stretch beyond tenure can be challenging.
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