From Lab Rat to Data Scientist: What can you be with a PhD?

From Lab Rat to Data Scientist: What can you be with a PhD?

By: Deepti Mathew                           In a period of merely five years, the field of data science has grown from a niche for specialists to a red-hot job option for freshly minted biomedical PhDs with just a touch of tech savvy. While the six figure salaries have undeniable appeal, the opportunity to partake more directly in the implementation angle […]

Tipping Point: Academic Bench Science Is Now the “Alternate Career” for Life Scientists

Tipping Point: Academic Bench Science Is Now the “Alternate Career” for Life Scientists

By Chinaza Egbuta, PhD                               On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, the Graduate Research Organizations for Biotechnology (GRO-Biotech) held its third annual conference at the NYU Langone Health Campus. The event featured a plethora of speakers and panelists from different sectors of the biotech industry.  The overarching theme of the first session – from the opening remarks […]

Plenty of Room in the DNA: Scientists demonstrate for the first time that the DNA is a suitable material for the effective storage of big information data

Plenty of Room in the DNA: Scientists demonstrate for the first time that the DNA is a suitable material for the effective storage of big information data

By Annalisa Arcella, PhD                           It has been estimated that by the year 2020 about 1.7 megabytes of new information will be created every second per person. This is faster growth than ever before, and soon the load of information may outstrip the capability of current hard-drives to capture it. We are at the beginning of a digital […]

Air Quality Monitoring

Air Quality Monitoring

By Priyanka deSouza The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report in 2012 stating that an estimated 6.5 million people died (11.6% of all deaths in 2012) because of poor outdoor and indoor air quality, making it the single biggest environmental health risk on our planet. These findings have acted as an impetus for countries to better monitor air quality, and institute laws and regulations to reduce air pollution. However, […]

Undecided about Academia or Industry? What You Need to Know About Choosing a Traditional or Non-Traditional Postdoc

Undecided about Academia or Industry? What You Need to Know About Choosing a Traditional or Non-Traditional Postdoc

By: Justine Calise, PhD, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra-Northwell/Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Speakers: Lydia Grmai, PhD (moderator), Jon Cruz, PhD, Natasha Emmanuel, PhD, and Bianca Jones Marlin, PhD, all current postdoctoral researchers.           Many of us recent PhD graduates are thinking about a postdoc, but are not sure whether to do it in academia or industry. Of course, the right choice for you […]