Physiology and Biophysics

June 4, 2018

Sharona Gordon’s work featured in Science magazine

To design programs that meet the career needs of postdoctoral scholars, it is essential to understand what those needs are. Sharona Gordon, professor of Physiology & Biophysics, together with Rebecca Price (UW-Bothell) and Ira Kantrowitz-Gordon (UW SON), recently published their work analyzing how postdoc’s scientific identities influenced their career goals. Their identified two discourses: bench scientists and principal investigator that limit postdoc’s perspectives of their career opportunities and transferability of their skills to different careers. This work was published in CBE – Life Science Education (17:ar29, 1-12, 2018) and was highlighted in Science (360, 978, June 1, 2018).