By Rebecca Fleeman Photo Credit: PxHere As a Florida girl, born and raised, I am often asked why I chose to attend graduate school in Pennsylvania, a state with cold and snowy winters. Family, friends, and colleagues immediately ask, why I would leave such “vacation-type” weather, then quickly follow up with “so, do you plan … Continue reading How Does Summer Turn to Fall?
By Indira Purushothaman Remote learning is becoming the new normal. Across the country, students of all ages are attending virtual classes hosted by their teachers or professors. As a result, the amount of screen time for anyone with access to electronic devices in a day has significantly risen, especially in children and young adults. For … Continue reading Not All Screen Times are Equal
By Stephanie Baringer After long periods at the bench, many trainees discover they wish to facilitate more change in patient lives and work on the translational side of research. However, many Ph.D. level positions require experience in the clinical realm. As bench scientists, we typically don’t have that type of involvement before the time of … Continue reading Stepping Stones to the Clinic: A Career Interview with a Clinical Trials Coordinator
By Gaelyn Lyons At this point, no one is a stranger to COVID-19. We have all been affected by the virus, whether it be socially, physically, or mentally. As of August 15th, there have been about 5.2 million cases in the US, of which about 167,000 patients have died (CDC, 2020). Although it feels as … Continue reading Are We Ready for a COVID-19 Vaccine?
Thank you to everyone who voted for Lions Talk Science’s best blog post of the Summer 2020 semester! The results are all in, and your favorite LTS article from the spring semester was "The Re-Introduction of Psychedelics in Medicine" written by Rahul Nachnani. For his winning article, Rahul will receive a $25 gift card! Additionally, our randomly … Continue reading LTS Summer 2020 Best Blog Results are in!
By Stephanie Baringer It is always exciting for scientists to see their research interests published in high impact journals, such as Nature, Cell, and Science. One can imagine my excitement when two articles that focused on the blood brain barrier (BBB) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) were published in Nature within about a month of each … Continue reading A Tale of Two Studies: The effects of APOE at the blood brain barrier in Alzheimer’s disease
By Joseph Cirilo From the alarm clock in the morning, conversations with co-workers, to the timer in lab informing you that your incubation is finished, sound dominates how we act each and every day. Unfortunately, there is a large population in the US that suffers from hearing loss. According to the National Institute of Deafness … Continue reading Hear Ye, Hear Ye, How Do I Hear Thee?
By Rahul Nachnani Millions of patients are struggling with treatment-resistant psychiatric diseases including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and addiction. These folks often go through numerous rounds of medications, therapies, providers, and are understandably frustrated with the lack of progress in their mental health and recovery. In an ideal setting, rather than months of ring-around-the-pharmacy, … Continue reading The Re-Introduction of Psychedelics in Medicine
By Rebecca Fleeman Do you ever feel overwhelmed with the myriad of projects, to do’s, and random thoughts floating around in your head? As graduate students, we often feel like circus performers, spinning plates on several rods all at once. We are constantly balancing our time and efforts between experiments, meetings, studying, communicating, applying for … Continue reading Ph.D. Project Management Hacking
By Stephanie Baringer It is no secret that academia jobs are hard to come by and secure, but that is not the only thing stopping grad students from pursing the lab life. Trainees are more aware than ever of the many ‘alternative’ careers available, and they are realizing that transferable skills from their Ph.D. enable … Continue reading Bridging Politics and Science: A Career Interview in Science Policy