Science Communication

iJOBS Simulation: Introduction to patents and how to be a technical specialist

  • October 11, 2019
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patent law     By Emily C. Kelly-Castro On October 2, 2019, I attended the iJOBS Simulation: How to be a technical specialist. So, what does it mean to be a technical specialist you ask? A technical specialist works closely with patent lawyers to advise on specific patents.

Where Are They Now: Ina Nikolaeva

  • May 7, 2019
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- Deepshikha Mishra  Ina Nikolaeva graduated from Rutgers University with a PhD in Cell Bio and Neuroscience, where she studied role of mtor pathway in brain injury and diseases for her thesis. Currently, she enjoys her role as an Associate Scientific Director at Healthcare Consultancy Group. She was a senior editor and lead blogger for the iJOBS blog and actively participated multiple programs organized by iJOBS.

Where Are They Now — Fatu Badiane Markey

  • April 9, 2019
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By: Deepshikha Mishra Junior Editor: Shekerah Primus Senior Editor: Helena Mello Fatu Badiane Markey graduated from Rutgers University in 2018 with a PhD in Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Genetics. The focus of her thesis was to study the molecular interactions of a fusion protein in pediatric Ewing’s sarcoma, a type of cancer affecting the bones and surrounding tissue. Additionally, she was a lead blogger for the iJOBS blog and actively participated in the program as well.

Building Familiarity Between Scientists and the Community

  • April 4, 2019
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By Brian Canter Scientists have recently felt pressure from partisan attacks on government science funding agencies. Yet many of these same agencies have received funding boosts in the past two years. The public is supportive of basic research, but sometimes questions the motivations and interests of scientists, due to a general disconnect between the two communities.

Bridging the gap between science and society: why communicating our science is important

  • March 26, 2019
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By Brianna Alexander, 3/26/19 Small, delicate and intentional- this is what I remember from the first time I saw a living cell through the lens of a microscope. It was in a dish with a pinkish liquid that I later learned was its culture medium. There were protrusions, matrix proteins, adhesion molecules—all things which I had never heard of before but would later learn about. What are these things? How do they support the function of this cell type? I was in my junior year of college, a new research apprentice becoming quickly captured in the winds of scientific thought.

Where Are They Now: Maria Qadri

  • February 7, 2019
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Maria Qadri graduated from Rutgers University in January 2018 with a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and Quantitative Biomedicine. Prior to that, she received her M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Hartford. At Rutgers, she was highly involved in the formation of the Science Policy and Advocacy at Rutgers group and was also one of the founding members of the iJOBS blog.

Take-Away Messages from the Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop: Scientists in Politics

  • December 18, 2018
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by Helena Mello On November 30, the Eagleton Institute of Politics, along with iJOBS, hosted the Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop: Scientists in Politics. As introduced by Eagleton’s Director Ruth B. Mandel, PhD, this workshop is part of a series of events that aim to (1) encourage political engagement in the scientific community, and (2) explore how science, technology, and politics intersect. I had the opportunity to attend the workshop and will share some highlights of it with you.

Why you should listen to podcasts if you are a STEM PhD student

  • November 20, 2018
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by Helena Mello If you could sum up the time you spend per day doing the following: commuting, eating, working on tissue culture, pipetting… how many minutes would that be? How about using that seemingly wasted time to further your scientific knowledge? This article will (hopefully) convince you to listen to podcasts while performing all those activities. From quick tasks such as cell splitting to hour-long microscope analyses, you will find episodes that fit your interest and your available time!