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Martina G. Efeyini

Martina G. Efeyini
Martina G. Efeyini became an ASBMB Today contributor in 2014 and now is a columnist who writes about alternative science careers. She is a toxicologist, science communicator and STEM advocate who is passionate about sharing resources for the next generation of scientists. She earned her bachelor's degree in toxicology from the Pennsylvania State University and her master's degree in toxicology from St. John’s University. Her experiences as a mentor, researcher and writer inspired her to combine her passions (STEM, communication and advocacy) to create Mademoiselle Scientist, an online resource for students and scientists. Martina’s commitment to the next generation shines through her work as a program assistant at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, CURE Scholars Program and outreach coordinator at Understanding Interventions. Outside of science, Martina loves spending time with her family, reading and cooking plant-based meals. 

Articles by Martina G. Efeyini

From bench scientist to biotech business booster
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From bench scientist to biotech business booster

10/2/2020
Meet Ernesto Chanona, senior manager in the Office of the BioHealth and Life Sciences at the Maryland Department of Commerce.
Doing epidemiology at the FDA
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Doing epidemiology at the FDA

9/11/2020
Careers columnist Martina G. Efeyini talked with Michael Bazaco about how he wound up at the agency and what he does there.
Tales from the 'Food Science Snob'
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Tales from the 'Food Science Snob'

8/7/2020
Ever wondered how astronaut food is made? How to brew kombucha? Are you a foodie? Careers columnist Martina G. Efeyini talked to Ariel Carter to learn about her experience as an early career food scientist.
NIH employment and training opportunities
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NIH employment and training opportunities

7/17/2020
The National Institutes of Health is made up of more than two dozen institutes and centers that focus on specific diseases, systems and populations. Learn about positions, fellowships, training and resources to jump-start or advance your career.
Get the most out of your university’s career services
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Get the most out of your university’s career services

6/26/2020
Why not take advantage of career services offered by your alma mater? You paid for them!
We are all connected: exploring environmental science careers
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We are all connected: exploring environmental science careers

6/5/2020
Take a step in your backyard and explore nature's free museum. Then ask yourself: Might an environmental science career be right for you?
Building your professional brand
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Building your professional brand

5/15/2020
Careers columnist Martina G. Efeyini shares quick tips you can use now to build your professional brand.
Science inreach: why building connections as scientists matters
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Science inreach: why building connections as scientists matters

4/24/2020
Our careers columnist talked with Lou Woodley, director of the Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement, to learn what it takes to be a scientific community engagement manager.
How to become a principal investigator at the NIH
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How to become a principal investigator at the NIH

4/3/2020
The NIH Intramural Research Program has about 1,000 principal investigators and an extensive training program for early-career scientists, many of whom become principal investigators at the NIH and elsewhere.
How to have a successful informational interview
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How to have a successful informational interview

3/13/2020
Are you in a career transition, or do you just want to learn about a new field? Informational interviews are a good way to learn about science jobs.
Investigating public health careers
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Investigating public health careers

2/21/2020
If you are a scientist who wants to protect the health of society, consider a public health career. The field is great for those who want to be real-life disease detectives.
How mentors make an impact on your career
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How mentors make an impact on your career

1/31/2020
At every stage of your career, mentoring matters. In honor of National Mentoring Month, careers columnist Martina G. Efeyini shares why a mentor is essential for your career success.
The other side of research
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The other side of research

1/10/2020
There are research administrators at all experience levels and at every stage of research.
#SeasonOfGiving: exploring nonprofit careers
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#SeasonOfGiving: exploring nonprofit careers

12/13/2019
Are you a natural problem solver looking for a career that supports the greater good of science? If so, a nonprofit career may be a career for you.  
Making science more accessible: science communication careers
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Making science more accessible: science communication careers

11/22/2019
A great science communicator does three things: makes science more engaging to the public, finds ways to support outreach, and curates content using a variety of formats to target audiences.
As Election Day nears, a look at science policy careers
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As Election Day nears, a look at science policy careers

10/30/2019
Our careers columnist writes about how to prepare for a career in science policy and offers a sampling of open policy positions, including fellowships.
Careers in STEM education
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Careers in STEM education

10/8/2019
STEM education increases diversity, inclusion and equity because we all deserve a seat at the table. So what does this mean? We need more scientists in STEM education careers!
Clothed in bacteria
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Clothed in bacteria

4/1/2016
A bioartist develops new concepts of clothing inspired by the actions of bacteria that coat human skin. 
Pursuing dragons and damsels with Hal White
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Pursuing dragons and damsels with Hal White

8/1/2015
Martina Efeyini interviews Harold White III, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Delaware.