Category Archives: undergraduate experiences

Be A Rock-Star Undergraduate Research Student

Another fantastic, and seemingly irreplaceable, undergraduate research student has graduated this month and will be leaving my lab to go out into the real world. Although, perhaps “irreplaceable” is not the best term since I have been lucky enough to

How justices of the supreme court accidentally just made the biggest argument SUPPORTING affirmative action for university admissions

Pretend one of these justices is instead head of admissions for an elite university. Of course he got there by his single minded hard work and brilliance with help from no one. I am sure his family also rose to

Spotlight: ASBMB Q & A with Charlie Benson, Ph.D.

I enjoyed sharing my career path successes and failures with the member magazine of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  Hope it encourages those in training and beyond to keep going! Click here to read the spotlight from

How I Became a Cancer Immunotherapy Researcher

I am a member of the Early Career Scientists committee for the Society for the Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC). The committee members were recently asked to “spend a few moments thinking about how we arrived at where we are in

Summer Research Experience

Summer Research Experience: One of the best opportunities for research available to students is participating in an undergraduate research program.   These experiences are a gift that truly keeps on giving!   Some of the benefits include: 1.  Obviously getting to actually


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