Tag Archives: new ideas

How to review a grant proposal

There are only four things that you should consider when you review a proposal submitted to the National Science Foundation. You should weight them more or less equally. By that, I mean that weakness in any one of these elements … Continue reading

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A secret solution to the challenge of finding a work-life balance

Wash U has appointed me to their work-life balance committee. It makes me a little nervous, because I’m not sure what I think about this. In my group I want the people with passion for research and for new ideas. … Continue reading

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Lab meeting talks

She began with a couple of figures taken from someone else’s paper. They showed exactly what that other study measured. Sara Mitri told us what motivated that study. She then went on to clearly explain how her study would be … Continue reading

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Don’t discuss papers you get to review with your lab group!

One of the things about disagreement, particularly in the Midwest, I think, is that it comes as much from what is not said as from what is said. In this case, I think the consensus is that it is NOT … Continue reading

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