Ben Barres gives advice on how to pick a graduate advisor. He strongly suggests picking an advisor who is not only a good scientist, but also a good mentor. In this talk, he describes a mentor’s qualities and attributes, and gives suggestions on how to identify an advisor who will be a good mentor.
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About the Speaker
Ben Barres is a Professor of Neurobiology at Stanford University and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. For over 20 years, Barres has studied the development and function of glial cells and how they interact with neurons in the nervous system. He has received numerous awards for his science and teaching, and has written extensively about training and mentoring.
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