Finding the courage to find myself


Suzanne Barbour writes: "I’ve only recently developed a five-year career plan. It took nearly half a century of my life and two decades in academia, but I finally found my professional calling."

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My study-abroad experience


Marilee Benore of the University of Michigan–Dearborn went to France this summer with a group of students and researchers to study artifacts unearthed from a burial ground.

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Meet Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay, science writer for ASBMB Today


In this Q&A, ASBMB Today science writer Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay talks about her career path. In high school, she says, "I knew I wanted to be able to support myself financially as an adult. Through movies and books, it appeared to me that writers lived in garrets with only candlelight for warmth, and scientists appeared to be a better-fed lot." But once she found herself alone in the lab, she says, "Much to my alarm, I discovered that experimental design wasn’t intuitive for me. I lacked the instinct and the manual dexterity for experiments. I also lacked the patience needed for research. It was painful to learn there was no such thing as instant gratification in science."

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There and back again: from scientist to CEO


Elizabeth Iorns writes about the impetus for founding Science Exchange and what her life's like now that she's running a business.

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A life of, and for, change


Where Dave R. Wilson, the newest member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Minority Affairs Committee, grew up in rural New Mexico, opportunities for upward mobility – and, well, even neighbors – were few and far between. Nestled in the Navajo Nation Reservation not too far from the Four Corners, his hometown had only four houses, and his school was an 18-mile bus ride away.

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Learning military lingo


This month’s guest “Career Insights” contributor, Emily Heuring, reflects on how she landed at the Institute for Defense Analyses and what a ride it has been.

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What do you want to do after school?


The path to a career in genetic counseling.

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The key to success: Believe in yourself


An interview with Saurabh Sen, a research scientist at Lucigen Corporation.

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How do you do that?


Going from foreign postdoc to science policy analyst.

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Helping scientists stay in science


An interview with BenchFly.com founder Alan Marnett.

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Going Deeper into the Pile


A Conversation with Jorge Cham.

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Note to Self: If I Network, the Jobs Will Come


Networking is a numbers game: Connecting professionally with more people increases your likelihood of landing a job.

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