A Day in the Life

Knocking on the Door: How to Leave Your Postdoc Position

Knocking on the Door: How to Leave Your Postdoc Position

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Guest post by Parnaz Daneshpajouhnejad, M.D., a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The following is not Daneshpajouhnejad's own personal experience but rather inspired by a talk by Megan Bohn, assistant director of postdoctoral affairs, during the event, “Exit Interview: How to Tell the Boss(...)

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Do’s and Don’ts for Preparing for Your Thesis Committee Meeting

Do’s and Don’ts for Preparing for Your Thesis Committee Meeting

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Every year, after passing the dreaded preliminary oral exam, Ph.D. students are required to meet with their thesis advisory committee (TAC) to assess their progress and plan future work. These meetings can be incredibly valuable, and they provide important check-ins during the sometimes chaotic day-to-day lab work. While preparing for my last TAC meeting, I(...)

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The Joy Is in the Ride!

The Joy Is in the Ride!

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As I turned the knob of the water fountain, I started musing about science blogs. Why should one write for a science blog? Could I not spend my time writing a review or focusing on that manuscript that is long overdue? What difference does it make? Is it worth spending the time and energy decoding(...)

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