Outreach at Tulane University

By Sherry Cui, Tulane University ASBMB’s Undergraduate Affiliate Network (UAN) chapters are a network of undergraduate faculty and students committed to the advancement of research, education, and science outreach. Tulane’s UAN chapter shares their activities thus far this year. As the sun shines down in New Orleans, the members of Tulane’s ASBMB Undergraduate Affiliate Network (UAN)…

MD/PhD & MD Applications: A Process of Perseverance

By Sai Phyo, St. John’s University Preparing applications for MD/PhD programs not only requires years of preparation – from doing research, to participating in extra-curricular activities, to having good grades – but also requires perseverance during the application process itself. As a fellow MD/PhD applicant, I know firsthand that taking advantage of available resources and…

Becoming Competitive for a Teaching (and Research) Position: Part I

By Joseph Provost, University of San Diego The number of articles and blog posts discussing the difficulties of finding a job are disheartening.  The jobs are out there, but the competition is steep.  Research-focused academic jobs are one of many career paths for a Ph.D.  Fortunate graduate students and post doctorates will have mentors or…