LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, the plot thickens for Huawei as top US universities now ban research funding from the Chinese telecommunications firm. On a brighter note, scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center successfully constructed an 'atlas' of HIV mutations to provide insights into improved vaccine design. Finally, maybe you're feeling a bit of [...]

By |2019-02-06T03:09:32+00:00February 6th, 2019|Pailin Chiaranunt, Personal Stories, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

A Conversation on the Non-Academic Employability of Life Science PhDs

Written by Pailin Chiaranunt Universities worldwide award PhD degrees in the life sciences at an increasing rate, yet the number of tenure-track positions remains relatively constant (1). It is no surprise that pessimism about the oversupply and employability of PhDs has become an important talking point among graduate students. On top of that, as the [...]

By |2019-01-29T16:14:53+00:00January 29th, 2019|Career Development, Pailin Chiaranunt, Potential Careers|2 Comments

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews, it's a great start to the year for Big Pharma powerhouse Bristol-Myers Squibb as they buy out Celgene for a whopping $74B! Meanwhile, researchers at FDNA, a Boston-based digital-health company, have developed an AI face-scanning app to detect genetic disorders. Finally, as we start the new year, let's keep in mind these management tips to optimize [...]

By |2019-01-23T08:13:35+00:00January 9th, 2019|Pailin Chiaranunt, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

For this week’s #ScienceNews and #Innovation, how are you feeling about that post-doc? According to this article, post-docs “have all the academic science skills you don’t need, and none of the organizational skills that you do". On a brighter note, mentorship is the key to success, be it in industry or academia. Read about these [...]

By |2018-12-21T12:40:33+00:00December 11th, 2018|Pailin Chiaranunt, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

This week in #ScienceNews and #Innovation, microbes are everywhere! First, Canadian researchers discovered a new kingdom of microbes on a hiking trip Neuroscientists make the controversial, but perhaps revolutionary, claim that our gut microbiota also live in our brains! Speaking of revolutions, these scientists are combining work and play to create new disciplines:  

By |2018-11-21T08:18:19+00:00November 21st, 2018|Pailin Chiaranunt, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

Today, for our weekly LSCDS feature of #ScienceNews and #Innovation, we share some tips and perspectives from Y Combinator (the seed accelerator behind Dropbox) on working at a startup Got inspired? Then check out these four bioengineering project ideas that biophysicist Dan Fletcher believes can solve real-world problems within the next decade Last but certainly [...]

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

This week LSCDS is featuring #ScienceNews and #Innovation, researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology developed a breakthrough technique to help people with spinal-cord injuries walk again. Plus, get inspired by this geneticist’s journey from struggling PhD student to founder of a $100M startup company. Finally, check out the stories of scientists-turned-politicians, as the race to control Congress [...]

By |2019-01-23T08:13:56+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Pailin Chiaranunt, Personal Stories, Potential Careers|0 Comments