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Lab loneliness: Coping with science research isolation

Long nights at the microscope, alone in a dark corner. First one in lab to run early morning behavior experiments. Skipping the group lunch to prep for afternoon lab work. 639 more words

Startup science: Tips and expectations for joining a biotech lab

So you’re thinking of joining a startup? The past decade’s explosion of biotech startups has excited new grads and others from large corporations to join the scene. 847 more words

First lab jobs: Humbling research roots

As with all experiments, even perfectly planned science careers and educations must begin somewhere. And anyone who’s ever worked in a lab knows that starting point is seldom glamorous. 1,007 more words

Biomedical engineering: Spotlight on biomaterials

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… 705 more words

Mr. Pipette Man (song)

Adam Regelmann (MD-PhD) bypassed a career in gastroenterology to co-found Quartzy. He also eschewed a highly lucrative songwriting career, as evidenced by this pipette-tapping ditty Adam (aka Dr. 358 more words

Lab smells: Unforgettably stinky science

It’s been said that smell triggers more emotions and vivid memories than any other sense. Anyone who’s ever worked in a science lab knows this to be true. 882 more words

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