Congratulations to Kyle Jenks for receiving a NRSA award from the National Institute of Mental Health!
All posts in Training
The number of students and postdocs in Science has increased every decade but the number of tenure-track positions have not. This current bottle neck is well represented by this graphic: http://www.ascb.org/ascbpost/index.php/compass-points/item/285-where-will-a-biology-phd-take-you
An open discussion on this issue is sorely needed.
This month three new young scientists joined the Shepherd lab:
Cameron Day will be joining as a postdoctoral associate, he recently graduated with his PhD from the Neuroscience program at UTSW.
Andrew Taibi, will be joining as a new Ph.D. student.
Kyle Jenks, will be joining as a new Ph.D. student.
This week’s Neuron has an extremely well written article on advice for students entering Ph.D. programs (http://www.cell.com/neuron/abstract/S0896-6273%2813%2901191-4). This follows on from Ben Barre’s article in Cell. It’s rare that I agree with everything said in an article but every point here is spot on! Indeed, I think PIs can take some of this advice to heart to…experienced or not.