In iBiology’s online course “Let’s Experiment: A Guide for Scientists Working at the Bench,” we shared tips on how to prioritize experiments and provided a handy flowchart to help students navigate this decision-making process. Much to our surprise, we received an abundance of comments and questions in the course forums on this topic. In order to address some of those unanswered questions, we decided to host a live Q&A session with Prachee Avasthi, an instructor from this course. Prachee originally conceived of the decision tree flowchart and wrote about it in her blog post On prioritizing experiments (an adapted version of this flowchart was shared it in the course).
Here is a video recording of the Q&A, which took place on March 21, 2019. In this Q&A, Prachee shared new advice and ideas that were not previously included in the course. She also answered some of the questions taken directly from the course forums.
Prachee Avasthi is an Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Using a unicellular green alga as a model system, Prachee’s NIH funded laboratory (avasthilab.org) uses chemical biology, biochemistry, genetics and quantitative live cell imaging to uncover novel mechanisms regulating assembly of the ubiquitous cellular antenna, the cilium…. Continue Reading
Alexandra brings online career and professional development training to scientists. Prior to joining iBiology in 2016, Alexandra was the founding Program Manager of the UCSF Graduate Student Internships for Career Exploration (GSICE) program, which provides career path education, career planning, career counseling, and internship opportunities to PhD students. She is passionate about biomedical workforce issues,… Continue Reading