Pro-tips

Try a writing checklist

Scientific writing doesn’t come naturally to most of us and is a craft that is honed over a lifetime of practice. One thing that can make the process of writing and getting feedback from your Read more

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Pro-tips

Developing an idea filter.

I saw this great tweet today from @Holz_lab: When PI proposes an experiment, don’t jump on it right away. High chance they’ll change something upon pondering #protip — Marina Holz (@Holz_lab) It’s so important for Read more

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Lab Ideas

Shaking up lab meeting

For a little change of pace, this past week I replaced our regular lab meeting with a writing exercise. Nearly every person in the lab was thinking about or actively working on a manuscript, so Read more

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Pro-tips

Expectations

Every once in a while on New PI Slack we revisit the discussion about lab expectations and onboarding documents. Our lab has a private onboarding document (private because it contains a lot of specific information about our data Read more

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Pro-tips

On prioritizing experiments

In the lab, we often have discussions about prioritizing experiments and I usually have a strong opinion about these things. I was starting to realize that being able to set these priorities, feel confident in your Read more

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Reflections

Points of Emphasis

Each year the NFL reviews which of its rules are under-enforced and identifies some points of emphasis for the upcoming season. I opened the doors to my own lab space on September 2nd, 2015 (~16.5 Read more

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