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Renowned Cancer Theorist Dies

By | July 13, 2016

Alfred Knudson, who formulated the “two-hit” theory on the origins of cancer, has passed away at age 93.

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By | September 1, 2015

Meet Tilak Ratnanather, the deaf biomedical engineer who mentors hard-of-hearing students headed for STEM careers.

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Scientists at or near retirement can be ideal advisers for their junior colleagues. 

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Opinion: Hone Your Craft, Sell Your Skills

By | May 12, 2014

In an ever-changing job market, PhD scientists should be careful not to confuse their passion with their research foci, and to avoid academic tunnel vision.


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The Organist

By | May 1, 2013

When molecular biology methods failed her, Sangeeta Bhatia turned to engineering and microfabrication to build a liver from scratch.


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Microscopy Boot Camp

By | April 1, 2012

A researcher in Florida changes lives by showing struggling 20-somethings the ins and outs of life in the lab.


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The Best of Both Worlds

By | April 1, 2012

Choosing to work in industry does not preclude a return to academe. But the move back takes some planning and finesse.


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By | July 1, 2011

Studying the earliest events in visual development, Carla Shatz has learned the importance of looking at one’s data with open eyes—and an open mind.


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