Looking to level up your skill set? Ph.D. candidate Roshan Chikarmane shares a three-step process for rapidly acquiring competence in a new skill or technique: imitate, improvise and innovate.
“Now I don’t even consider myself a scientist. I’m a lawyer. But when I started, I was a scientist first.” - Gaby L. Longsworth, Ph.D. Gaby Longsworth earned her Ph.D. in human genetics and molecular biology from The Johns Hopkins University after working in the Department of Cell Biology in Susan Michaelis’ laboratory. Longsworth has […]
I finally watched last year’s action flick Pacific Rim, and its portrayal of research scientists —stereotypically socially inept — made me cringe. In reality, the Ph.D. students I know are friendly and socially astute. But we tend to think of these qualities as social perks instead of professional skills. In the academic idyll, we think […]