Parker suggests that graduate training could be improved if science learned a lesson from athletics where the best coaches emphasize skill development, not winning (or, in the case of science, publishing a high profile paper), during training. Parker goes on to outline eight key skills students should acquire during their graduate training.
Roy Parker a professor of chemistry and biochemistry and Cech-Leinwand Endowed Chair of Biochemistry at the University of Colorado, Boulder and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Prior to joining the University of Colorado in 2012, Parker was a Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Arizona. Dr. Parker received… Continue Reading