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What you really need to know: How to negotiate start up packages

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What you don’t know could hurt your career out of the gate. As a senior graduate student and post-doc you hear people tell you how important it is to get enough start up funds. Negotiating this part of your offer is as essential as your salary and teaching load. However, no one provides details into [...]

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The Urban Scientist

You Should Know: July 29, 1972 Important date in Bioethics, Science and Black History

Dr. Breland Noble and Dr. Benjamin

The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment was an infamous clinical study that began in 1932, conducted by the Public Health Service at the Tuskegee Institute. July 29, 1972, it was revealed to the world and it came to an end. Peter Buxton, US Public Health Service worker had filed several reports about this unethical research. He blew [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Sports and Sharks – James Jones and South Florida youth go deep for science outreach

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NBA Player James Jones, formerly with the Miami Heat, is spending time with the youth he serves through his foundation tagging sharks. Yes! TAGGING. SHARKS! DOING SCIENCE! And having a ball. They spent the day on a research boat with the RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program affiliated with the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Long time coming: African-American Civil Rights Organizations embrace Environmentalism

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When I started blogging 8 years ago, the blogosphere like a lonely place. I hadn’t yet met another Black Science blogger (and I wouldn’t come across another one for 2.5 years), so when I rolled out the Green Carpet for Earth Day, I felt my voice was puny. This wasn’t a revelation. I seemed to [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Wanted: Diverse, Innovative Problem-solvers, Next Generation Scientists

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When I departed for college my grandmother told me to join the debate team, because I was always arguing trying to prove a point. She was correct. I was a chatty Cathy and was always defending advocating my positions.  Debating was the most exhilarating intellectual experience I had had until that time. It was a [...]

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The Urban Scientist

ZappyLab: Using technology to make DOING science research easier

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With only one day left and less than $2,000 to go, I want to see this science app company Kickstarter campaign make it! Update: This campaign was completely funded. Thank you!! ZappyLab offers what they call Bench Tools – a suite of research tools for those who do laboratory life science research.  Nice idea and I love reserach tech, especially those [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Wordless Wednesday: Research Snapshots 4

Snack time.

Because I know you all have missed seeing the rats. Here are some photos of the most adorable research subjects, EVER!! These photos are from novel food introduction tests.   He has a treat (the green alfalfa cube in the lower right part of the frame) but he is getting into pre-nap posture. Hey, I’m [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Wordless Wednesday: #DNLeeLab Research Snapshots 2

The Urban Scientist

#FieldworkFriday: Capture & Release

Summer 2013 I completed the 2nd field season of an ongoing Capture-Mark-Recapture project for African Giant Pouched Rats (CM) Cricetomys ansorgei (formerly C. gambianus) in Morogoro, Tanzania. I capture rats, take measurements, give them an individual identifying microchip, and then release back into the wild.  It’s pretty simple. Sometimes I see them again, sometimes I [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Epic Science Rap Battle Sets the DNA Discovery Record Straight: Rosalind Franklin vs. Watson & Crick

Guest post to The Urban Scientist Sam Díaz-Muñoz

Let’s remember that science is a human endeavor and it’s steeped in the context and sometimes messiness of the geo-socio-politico-economic backgrounds of the time and place of the work and discovery. The field of genetics has truly changed the game (of life sciences). Some of the same frustrating dilemmas affecting scientists from underrepresented groups were [...]

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