Every young scientist needs some help along the way. Today we offer you some excellent guidance from senior scientists who have walked in their shoes. You might want to bookmark this page so that you can find it again in the future.
How to Succeed in Science
Hear successful scientists give honest and pragmatic advice on how to make the most out of trainee education.
Taking Risks: Keith Yamamoto Yamamoto argues that what separates the best scientists from the rest is the willingness to take risks, and encourages young scientists to try bold, uncertain approaches to problems.
Improving Graduate Training: Roy Parker Parker suggests that graduate training could be improved if science learned a lesson from athletics where the best coaches emphasize skill development, not winning, during training.
How I Became a Scientist
What does an immigrant farmworker, a professional dancer, and an aspiring novelist have in common? They all become very successful scientists.
Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa Quiñones-Hinojosa chronicles his journey from poor, illegal immigrant to physician-scientist and brain surgeon.
Yixian Zheng Zheng grew up in China during the Cultural Revolution. Her early amibition was to be a novelist but she later developed a real love for biology.
Erich Jarvis Jarvis describes his path from aspiring dancer to inspiring neuroscientist.
Careers Outside the Lab
For those considering a career outside of academia, here are a few talks that may give you inspiration.
On the importance of connecting with other scientists like yourself and keeping a clear vision for why you want to do science.
Making Science Relevant: Daniel Colón-Ramos Colón-Ramos, together with a group of collaborators, founded Ciencia Puerto Rico to allow Puerto Rican scientists all over the world to communicate, collaborate, and promote science research in Puerto Rico.