graduate training

Apply to Q-Bio Summer School

There is still time to apply to the 2016 Q-Bio Summer School. Applications are due on Monday, February 16 at 11:59pm (MST). The application requires a CV and a 1-page statement of interest in the summer school (combined into a single .pdf). Scholarships are available. To apply now, please visit the Q-Bio website: https://www.openconf.org/qbioss2016/openconf.php The […]

I Hate Science (not really)

“People who have dedicated their lives to science.  People who made a decision when they were about 16 years old to focus on science, who went through four years of undergrad and an average 6 years of graduate school, and 4-10 more years of training.  People who’ve spent every moment since 2000 entirely dedicated to […]

Rescuing US biomedical research from its systemic flaws

Bruce Alberts, Marc W. Kirschner, Shirley Tilghman, and Harold Varmus  published a perspective on the current state of the US biomedical research enterprise in PNAS. The perspective is pretty bleak but their high-level and courageous position is very useful because it helps depersonalize the challenges we are all facing on a daily basis. Also acknowledging the problems is […]