Conflicts didn’t kill me, but made me stronger

  For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate. ——Margaret Heffernan   Conflicts in research groups are common. Even in a small lab with no more than 10 people, conflicts

Teaching is another way of learning: The rewards of being a teaching assistant

   Jiao xue xiang zhang. (“Teaching benefits both teachers as well as students” in Chinese). ——Thirteen Classics Explanatory Notes and Commentaries ( shi san jing zhu shu in Chinese)   Each of us has a

I survived giving my first large conference talk as a PhD student

  By Lei Shen When I was in the middle of designing my poster, an email from the organizers  of  Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory‘s Asia Conference arrived informing me that my abstract was selected to