Description: De La Cruz explains that when he was a student most of the career advice talks that he attended explained what you needed to do to succeed in science but not how to do it. In this talk, De La Cruz communicates lessons he has learned from well known scientists, as well as some more surprising sources, on how to increase the likelihood of a successful scientific career.
Length: 23.31 min Type: iBioMagazine Topic: Careers
Description: For over 35 years, Keith Yamamoto has been a faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco where his lab studies the specificity and mechanisms by which intracellular receptors govern gene transcription networks. Currently Dr. Yamamoto is Vice Chancellor for Research at UCSF, Executive Vice Dean of the School of Medicine, and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology. Throughout his career, Dr. Yamamoto has chaired or served on numerous…
Length: 13:28 min Type: iBioMagazine Topic: Biomedical Workforce
Description: Villa-Komaroff encourages students to follow their natural childhood curiosity and study science at a university. She recognizes that completing a degree in science may present challenges, but argues that it prepares you well for many jobs and can open the door to a career that is fun, exciting and full of discovery.
Length: 5:57 min Type: iBioMagazine Topic: Education
Description: Jo Handelsman describes guidelines that she and her colleagues have developed to help scientists become better mentors. These include listening, asking questions, stating expectations and building independence. Good advice for scientists at all stages of their careers.
Length: 7:56 min Type: iBioMagazine Topic: Education
Description: Many scientists spend a lot of time thinking about their results and experiments and trying to plan the next creative breakthrough. Nathans shares the practices that he finds helpful in developing good ideas.
Length: 7:03 min Type: iBioMagazine Topic: Education
Description: Hershko lists lessons that he has learned from a happy and productive life in science. These lessons include, “choose your mentor well” and “have fun”. Although Hershko directs his advice to young researchers, established scientists would do well to follow it too.
Length: 14:54 min Type: iBioMagazine Topic: Education
Description: From group meeting to lectures to job talks, scientists need to give clear, effective talks. McConnell presents a compelling list of reasons why you should take advantage of available resources to improve your oral presentation skills.
Length: 5:21 min Type: iBioMagazine Topic: Education
Description: As a post-doc, have you ever wondered how to get the best mentoring from your supervisor? Or as a principal investigator, have you ever wondered how best to mentor your post-docs? If so, watch Dr. Schmid’s lecture for some sound advice.
Length: 14:03 min Type: iBioMagazine Topic: Education
Description: Alberts declares “Success doesn’t really teach you much, failure teaches you a lot”. Speaking from his personal experience, Alberts asserts that all scientists make mistakes and suffer setbacks but learning from those failures is what allows one ultimately to succeed.
Length: 11:35 min Type: iBioMagazine Topic: Education
Description: Yamamoto argues that the trait that separates the best scientists from the rest is the willingness to take risks. He takes Francois Jacob as an example and encourages young scientists to try bold and uncertain approaches to problems since risk taking is at the heart of discovery.
Length: 10:49 min Type: iBioMagazine Topic: Education