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.
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About the Speaker
Roy Parker recently joined the University of Colorado at Boulder where he is Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Previously, he was a Professor at the University of Arizona for twenty- two years. His lab studies the regulation of mRNA translation and degradation. Parker is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and an NIH Merit Award recipient.
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