As a PhD student at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, [Ruben] studied the biophysical properties of potential new malaria drugs — while writing humour columns, performing at storytelling shows and comedy clubs and entertaining wedding guests as a fake rabbi.
When it comes to choosing a grad school, there are a lot of factors to consider.
As a friend’s faculty career comes to an untimely end, our columnist reflects on the potential disconnect between what researchers want to research and what funders want to fund.
Science demonstrations—even if they don’t show what scientists actually do—are surprisingly effective, our columnist learns.
Trainees may lack some polish, but advice that job seekers shouldn’t act like grad students and postdocs rubs our columnist the wrong way.
Article on the American Association for the Advancement of Science website about a science comedy show I headlined before the March for Science.
Our columnist experiments with a new online plugin that simplifies literature searches.
The “Professor” title is due for a rebranding, our columnist writes.
In preparation for the March for Science, our columnist offers some recommendations for demonstration signs.
Our columnist explores the weird, awkward, and sometimes wonderful world of Ph.D. scientists using their “Doctor” title.
A scientist’s holiday poem.
Interview with Study Soup on alternative biology careers.