Stepping Stones to the Clinic: A Career Interview with a Clinical Trials Coordinator

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

LTS Summer 2020 Best Blog Results are in!

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!

A Tale of Two Studies: The effects of APOE at the blood brain barrier in Alzheimer’s disease

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

The Re-Introduction of Psychedelics in Medicine

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

Ph.D. Project Management Hacking

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

Bridging Politics and Science: A Career Interview in Science Policy

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

The Hype Behind Supplements for Your Brain

By Mariam Melkumyan A few months ago, I was shopping at CVS and came across a stand that caught my attention. It was a stand full of brain support supplements with labels including “Brain Armor”, “Brain Fog Capsule”, “Brain Performance”, “All-Day Focus”. Later on, my brother brought up the brain supplement by Qualia, saying that … Continue reading The Hype Behind Supplements for Your Brain