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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Preprint Journal Club

Here’s a video of me talking about the preprint journal club I started with graduate students at KUMC for our Analysis of Scientific Papers course. The course materials (syllabus and introductory slide deck) are also available. The Read more

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Elevator Pitch Week

As some of you may have gathered from my last blogpost, I have a fondness for creating formal opportunities for trainees to gain important skills (the type of skills most of us complain we were Read more

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Career Development Week Part II

Last week we tried something new in the lab, Career Development Week. The goal was for everyone to consider and prioritize career development activities. I also wanted to give them ideas for practical things they Read more

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Community for New PIs

Being a new PI can be a bit lonely. You’re no longer in a cohort of postdocs or trainees and you may be one of only a few recent hires within your department or institution. Read more

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Career Development Week!

We’re going to try something new in the Avasthi Lab. July 27-August 3 will be Career Development Week! I’m trying to encourage lab members to participate in activities that will promote their career development and Read more

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