About Dustin Green

Dustin Green is a postdoctoral fellow in neuroscience with an interest in bringing the findings of basic research to a wider audience

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International Students Offer Unique Perspectives on Graduate School

The most recent survey from the Council of Graduate Schools found enrollment for international graduate students still on the rise. Data from fall 2015 show an international enrollment of 85,000 students. Of that cohort, 80 percent were from either China or India, with Europe coming in next, supplying 10 percent of applications. Overwhelmingly, these international(...)


Recent NIH Funding and Moonshot Initiatives: Are they They Helping or Hindering?

During the final month of 2015, Congress passed a $1.1 trillion federal spending bill that would keep the government fiscally solvent into September 2016. Along with large tax breaks, new cyber security programs and ending a ban on oil exports, new appropriations were made for the world’s largest research agency, the National Institutes of Health (NIH).(...)


Postdocs Seek Alternative Careers as Funding Declines

It was a long-held belief that, after graduate school, newly conferred doctors would seek out postdoctoral openings in labs where they could focus on furthering their studies, eventually transitioning to a faculty appointment. Though designed to be a temporary position, postdocs came to represent one of the largest and most productive components of the biomedical(...)


Five Tips for Applying for NIH Training Fellowships

Although it is pivotal for a successful academic career, instructing young grad students and postdocs in grant writing is an often missing training component. Fortunately, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers devices via its Individual National Research Service Awards (NRSA), or F grant, by which graduate students and postdocs can apply for their own(...)


Johns Hopkins Postdoc Wins Grant to Study the Science Behind the Itch

Liang Han is undergoing a transition. As a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Xinzhong Dong, she is preparing for a major career move to become an independent investigator. That transition is aided by the fact that Han is the recipient of a National Institute of Health (NIH) Pathway to Independence Award, known to many(...)