Reflections

Staying vigilant

Recently the NIH changed its language on the Scientific Premise portion of their grant proposals and required that Rigor of the Prior Research now be explicitly be addressed in the Significance and Approach section. This Read more

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Lab Ideas

Career Development Week 2018

It’s that time of year again when the lab takes a week to focus on career development. We all have the tendency to prioritize these activities below research and upcoming deadlines but, given their importance, Read more

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Reflections

Respect the hustle

I recently saw this tweet from the exciting new democratic candidate for New York’s 14th congressional district, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Some folks are saying I won for “demographic” reasons. 1st of all, that’s false. We won Read more

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Reflections

Celebrating Science!

This morning I had the honor of speaking at the Kansas City March for Science. I was invited by an organizer, one of our fantastic graduate students, Cassi Johnson. It was a blustery day so the conditions Read more

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Reflections

White knuckles

With startup funds rapidly dwindling and major external grant funding elusive, this year has been arguably the hardest of my professional career. I don’t say it lightly given that other notable gut punches included switching Read more

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Reflections

Feeding your scientific soul.

One thing that shocked me when I started my faculty position was the explosion of opportunities. As a grad student and postdoc, I remember clawing for opportunities that seemed all too infrequent. Upon starting my 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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