Love and biochemistry


Stefan Lukianov recounts how his pursuit of science cost him his first love.

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Wish I did my Ph.D. in the U.S.


"The prospect of getting a doctorate degree from India also gave me the feeling of settling for less."

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If I could turn back time


Eleftherios Diamandis ponders what he would have done had he not gone into academic science.

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Finding the right fit


Rachel Fairbank's biggest regret is that she spent too much time wanting to be someone else.

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Essay: Reminiscing scientist


In this installment of our "Do-Over" series, Michael R. Murphy, a Ph.D. student at Hunter College, writes about leaving home to do science in America.

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Do-Over: Rooted in my sanctuary city


After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Mary Cloud B. Ammons decided to remain in Montana.

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Do-Over: Project swap


Russell D’Souza learns that sometimes you just need to look for the literature.

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Do-Over: It’s the journey that counts


Failure as a lab rat put Isha Dey on a new, more-balanced path in pursuit of her Ph.D.

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Do-Over: Re-searching for a lab


When a PI has no confidence in a grad student's abilities, is it okay to cut bait and find a new thesis lab?

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Getting creative with the IQ test


Jeffrey H. Toney explores the fine line between getting something wrong and doing it differently.

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