Did you ever see a pink ribbon bow design on a T-shirt, stickers on the back of a car or on a pink balloon? Did you feel overwhelmed by this pink bow? Do you know what the pink bow stands for? Yes, it represents breast cancer awareness. Today, I am going to talk about the story of pink ribbon bow.
After gathering pieces of advice from various people over the last several weeks, I’ve finally started emailing faculty members. I updated my CV, and then wrote a two-page summary of my research experience that explains my contributions to the publications listed on my CV. I also checked with seve...
The week beginning from the 30th September 2011 has been a sad one in the worlds of science and technology. The passing of Ralph Steinman and Steve Jobs, both pioneers in their own fields, have brought a few things into perspective. Strangely both men succumbed to the same disease – pa...
In the traditional perspective of postdoctoral training, fellows are expected to apply for faculty positions after several successful postdocs in institutes or universities. However, this classic career pathway meets a lot of challenges today in terms of the limited position openings and tight econo...
Last week in Boston, I attended a professional advancement session at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research conference. Judy Garber, M.D., M.P.H., current president of the AACR, addressed the young research investigators and trainees in attendanc...
It isn’t unusual for two scientists to become a couple. It is obvious really; we spend most of our time at work, so the majority of people we meet are also scientists. Plus, our partner then understands our focus on our research and the long hours we work towards our ultimate goals; te...
A comment on my first post asked about what it’s like to be a student at TSRI Florida. The Florida campus houses the Translational Research Institute, which integrates the high-throughput screening robot, the cell-based screening core, and the medicinal chemistry group. Other departments include i...
I saw there were a couple of questions in my last blog related to my short story starting in Albania, continuing in Turkey and UK, and ending up in USA. I admit, only when I look back it seems a handful. Otherwise, I have the impression it is the most normal life occurrence. I think this is partiall...
Does mentoring do anything? What inspires students? How do we engage and encourage young colleagues? I have been asking these questions while organizing an obstetrics and gynecology “career” dinner for medical students at the University of California San Francisco.