Description: Alvarez, Eckdahl and Fowlks have all chosen to teach and pursue research at universities that serve primarily undergraduates. They explain why they chose this career path and how they got there. They also tell us how much they love the chance to interact with and inspire their students.
Length: 15:23 min Type: iBioMagazine Topic: Careers
Description: Huber explains that she was drawn to studying deep-sea microbes because she finds these organisms fascinating and also because she loves being part of the team of oceanographers, engineers and ship’s crew that is necessary for a successful voyage to the seafloor.
Length: 13:00 min Type: iBioMagazine Topic: Careers
Description: Involvement with the FDA early in her career convinced Woodcock to change her plan to be a clinician and instead, to join the FDA full time. In this talk, she describes the responsibilities of the FDA and the important role of science in converting discoveries into new drugs for human health.
Length: 14:55 min Type: iBioMagazine Topic: Careers
Description: McGee recounts how he moved from studying astronomy, to teaching literature and writing, to writing about the science of cooking, to designing an experiment to address the question of why you should beat egg whites in a copper bowl, and ultimately to a successful career as a food science book author, blogger, columnist and lecturer.
Length: 11:25 min Type: iBioMagazine Topic: Careers
Description: Janet Iwasa recalls the animation that first led her to realize how much more information can be included in an animation compared to a static image. She explains that animations can provide a visualization of a hypothesis and bring together structural data, protein-protein interactions and dynamic information in a process that often helps researchers refine their models.
Length: 8:51 min Type: iBioMagazine Topic: Careers
Description: Dan Barry talks to Sarah Goodwin about the importance of perseverance in fulfilling his childhood dream to become an astronaut. He explains how his training in bioengineering and rehabilitation medicine helped him adapt to flying in space and he describes the thrill of seeing the Earth from space.
Length: 15:00 min Type: iBioMagazine Topic: Careers
Description: Jennifer Frazier believes that science museums can be interactive and fun and play an important role in educating the public. She tells us how she came to be a project director at the Exploratorium and how her job lets her interact with fellow scientists as well as artists, designers and educators.
Length: 10:37 min Type: iBioMagazine Topic: Careers
Description: Speaking from her own experience, Tachibana gives solid advice on becoming a freelance science writer or editor. She outlines some of the decisions to be made and steps to be taken. And she provides her own insights, as well as useful contacts and references, to get you started.
Length: 9:28 min Type: iBioMagazine Topic: Careers
Description: Jorge Cham tells graduate student Sarah Goodwin how and why he created PhD Comics, the comic strip about life as a graduate student. He also gives some advice on leaving the traditional academic career track to pursue new directions.
Length: 9:07 min Type: iBioMagazine Topic: Careers