There is a growing trend in science. As we dig deeper into the workings of the cell, and technology becomes more complex, teams of scientists from multiple disciplines are tackling questions in novel ways. This new frontier is known as interdisciplinary science. For several months, I’ve brainstormed about interdisciplinary science articles, only to realize that the topic is too large and important to cover in one, or even two, issues. For this reason, I’m excited to announce that The NICHD Connection will begin a new column: “Bridging Science.” For our inaugural installment, PhD-candidate Jenna Shapiro shares her experience as an interdisciplinary scientist in training.
Whether you work in a specific field or on an interdisciplinary team, you will need to showcase your work to others when looking for a job. To help fellows exhibit their work in an effective manner, the NICHD Office of Education held two important seminars about writing resumes and presenting research in three minutes or less. Didn’t get to attend? Fear not, you can find comprehensive recaps within this issue.
Finally, the NICHD Public Communications Branch recently highlighted top-notch work from trainees in the McBain lab, and we’re happy to bring you the story here in case you missed it.
Enjoy the first day of spring! (Although, as I write this, it’s snowing…again.)
Your Editor in Chief,
Shana R. Spindler, PhD
Please send questions, comments, or ideas to Shana.Spindler@gmail.com