The Cool Professor

The Edge for Scholars

When I started my lab I had a very distinct idea of the type of PI I wanted to be. I had experienced some different styles and observed many others. …

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Empowering Women through Mentoring

Cristina Espinosa-Diez, PhD

I still remember my first time in a lab. I was doing my last year of college and I got a fellowship to collaborate for a few hours a day …

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Mensches, Mentors and Badasses: My Science Valentines

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

  Thank you, Hallmark, for your made up soul-crushing holiday that brings tears to middle school kids and single squirrels everywhere. On behalf of scientists,  I hereby reclaim your crappy …

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Getting Expectations in Line with an Online Mentoring Agreement

The Edge for Scholars

The Edge for Scholars team recently revised our Mentee-Mentor Agreement using an interactive online approach to initiate and revisit the important conversations that serve as the building blocks of a …

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Shields Up: Being A Science Leader in Tough Times

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

It's a new week in unbelievably challenging times. Labs need to work and papers need to be published. Finding importance in pipetting and grant writing is a struggle.

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Not that Kind of Attendee: Tales of Conference Attendance by Trainees

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: Maximize your trainee’s time by picking wisely

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A Big Step Forward in Standardizing Rules for Authorship

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Get ready for some changes to manuscript submissions. NAS takes the lead in promoting transparency in authorship roles.

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Mentoring for Grief & Growth at the End of a Dissertation

N_ Cyclical, PhD

Mentoring students through the final stages of their dissertation requires grief counseling and a growth mindset.

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Helping Students Find the Focus of Their Manuscript

Evelyne Deplazes, PhD

Writing a paper is hard. Here I share my approach to help students plan their analyses and papers.

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Mentorship, Pharmacogenetics, and the Power of Play: Richard Ho

Rebecca Helton, MA

Although he didn’t originally envision a career in pediatric oncology, Richard Ho fell in love with it during a rotation in his fourth year of medical school.  The relationships …

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