The Art of Picking a Lab: The Pre-Application Stage

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Over the past 10 years, I have talked with numerous graduate students that are in the process of selecting a laboratory to conduct their research. One thing that has stood out during those conversations is the lack of homework that students do when selecting a laboratory. With the average time to a Ph.D. lengthening and the average age of the first RO1 grant on the rise, the selection of a laboratory is one of the most important decisions to be made during predoctoral and postdoctoral training.