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Preparing for your first mentorship experience

Your first mentoring experience is a key step in growing as a scientist. Being able to successfully guide researchers working alongside and under you is a critical skill toward growing a productive research project. 697 more words

Biomedical engineering: Spotlight on microfluidic diagnostics

Biomedical engineering is a highly interdisciplinary field that integrates knowledge from physics and chemistry to solve biological problems. Although it is becoming an extremely popular field and… 937 more words

Wrecking Reality: Driving the innovation bus

This is Part 2 of Wrecking Reality: a series that demystifies the gap in knowledge between academic research and industry product ideation—from the bench to the shelf. 652 more words

The interdisciplinary nature of neurosciences

I study Neurosciences. Not just neuroscience. In this field, neuroscientists are expected to wear multiple types of hats, figuratively and literally, depending on the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required. 667 more words

Biomedical engineering: Spotlight on neural engineering

Biomedical engineering is a highly interdisciplinary field that integrates knowledge from physics and chemistry to solve biological problems. Although it is becoming an extremely popular field and… 790 more words

Physician-scientist: Contemplating the complimentary dual challenge

Wikipedia defines physician-scientist as “a holder of a degree in medicine and science who invests significant time and professional effort in scientific research and spends correspondingly less time in direct clinical practice compared to other physicians.” As a postdoc (studying autoimmune diseases of the skin) and MD, I am currently trying to determine whether this up-and-coming pathway is one I want to pursue for my own future. 543 more words

Poster sessions: Perfect your presentation and gain publicity

There’s an oft-repeated trope in scientific fields that the only thing that matters is the conclusions of a person’s research. Yet, we all know this philosophy to be incomplete. 767 more words