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[11 Jan 2012 | 4,675 Comments | ]
Interview with Patrick Murphy

By Jennifer Lachowiec
Seattle University is a Jesuit university with almost 8,000 grads and undergrads. Patrick Murphy, PhD is an Assistant Professor there, with a passion for teaching and undergraduate research. We discussed his career path that has culminated in teaching pharmacology to nursing students. He also shares some of his advice in landing a teaching job at a liberal arts institution.
JL: How did you get into research?
PM: I went to a liberal arts college in Ohio [Wittenberg], with corn fields surrounding it. We had a small, but very good biology …

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[9 Sep 2011 | 1,233 Comments | ]
Designing great presentations

We all have to give presentations during our grad school careers, from lab meeting to committee meetings, posters and talks for conferences, and hopefully someday job talks. The difference between a good presentation and a bad one could have a big impact on your career, or at least impress your PI.

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[9 Sep 2011 | 1,739 Comments | ]

Three quick pieces of advice to TAs from Ben Wiggins, who chatted with us about teaching and talking about science:
1. Come in humble. If you do, you can serve a lot of people. If you come in demanding respect for your position, you will lose people.
2. Be as efficient as you can. The coolest things about teaching won’t happen until the other prep (like planning, grading, etc.) is done.
3. You will make mistakes. Don’t be afraid of them. By making mistakes and accepting it, …

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[9 Sep 2011 | 1,568 Comments | ]
An MCB faculty perspective on women in science

Understanding why the faculty gender imbalance persists and how it impacts the experiences of women at MCB affiliated institutions.

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[26 Apr 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Women in Science: a multi-issue series

Among graduate students, at least in the biosciences, the numbers of females is equal, if not greater than, the number of males. Yet no one can deny that there are still proportionally fewer female faculty members.