Your survey in the April 16 issue1 is an invaluable resource in the current research environment, both for personal considerations and for recruitment and retention of faculty. I was surprised by the comment that the longer a person is in academia, the better off he/she is in landing an industry position. That has not been my experience. Perhaps there is a point of diminishing returns?
John S. Torday, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, The Guenther Laboratory for Cell/Molecular Research
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Torrance, CA 90502
1. A. Grimwade, "Working in academia and industry," The Scientist, 15[8]:28, April 16, 2001.

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