As promised in last month’s issue, I’m sticking with my New Year’s resolution to highlight more effectively the scientific findings of the NICHD Intramural program. So the theme this month is simply science, with a few recaps of last month’s events of course.
The first “Hot Off the Press” column of 2013 highlights an elegant method to limit transgene expression in zebrafish larva to the nervous system, work done in the Burgess lab. We also highlight award-winning research presented by NICHD graduate students at the 9th annual Graduate Student Research Symposium.
If you missed last month’s panel on interviewing for medical school or if you couldn’t catch the workshop on Individual Development Plans (IDPs), we’ve got your recaps here. In fact, the IDP workshop was so successful that we will begin a regular “Career Planning with myIDP” column next month to cover the heaps of information from the workshop and new myIDP website.
Please don’t forget to check out the February announcements and events. There are a few great funding opportunities to consider, including the Postdoctoral Research Associate Program and Intramural Research AIDS Fellowship.
With that, I’ll leave you to your reading. Enjoy!
Your Editor in Chief,
Shana R. Spindler, PhD
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