Do we really need this many PhDs in society?

By |2017-08-06T22:47:13+00:00February 17th, 2017|

By the traditional, limited definition of a PhD, it's clear that we don't. We have an oversupply of doctoral researchers, and 80% leave the academic track in the biomed fields, ending up with careers outside the faculty path. Postdocs also take a substantial pay cut and delayed progression on their future careers, thanks to the often outdated [...]

Where’s the Road Ahead? It’s Beneath Your Feet.

By |2017-08-08T02:45:04+00:00September 11th, 2016|

Where’s the Road Ahead? It’s Beneath Your Feet. One of the most touching emails I ever got from my father, a successful tenured professor and excellent mentor with worldwide recognition and important contributions in his field, was something I wasn’t expecting to hear from him at the time, locked as I was inside my own academic and obviously incorrect [...]