Is a pep talk in order? Since the last release of this newsletter, you may have experienced events that you didn’t think possible. Maybe your experiment finally worked, or maybe it failed for the tenth time. Maybe you landed your dream job! Perhaps you decided to pursue another career path in science. Or maybe something else has your attention.
Whatever is going on in or out of the lab, remember that your work here matters—a lot. The most basic science experiment may lay the groundwork needed to fight the next superbug or cure the next cancer. Clinical work dictates the quality of life, if not life itself, for a patient. It’s the diverse perspectives from multiple disciplines that allow science to thrive. And thrive it does when we allow people to come together, to communicate with each other, for the accumulation of knowledge and the betterment of our community. The best thing we can do is carry on. So we carry on.
We continue our time-related theme from last month with two more retirement farewells and a new tutorial for making nested time-lapse animations (Don’t know what that is? Check out the article!). We also introduce a new grant opportunity, the intramural research fellowship for NICHD postdoctoral and clinical fellows. Learn about eligibility and application requirements inside.
Enjoy this issue, and as always, we welcome your comments and ideas for future articles.
Your Editor in Chief,
Shana R. Spindler, PhD
Please send your letters to the editor to Shana.Spindler@gmail.com.