richardmyers

Richard Myers is a Ph.D. student at the University of California in Davis, currently involved in cardiovascular research. He has Biotech and teaching experience and is an avid fan of science writing for the general population.

Articles by richardmyers:

Book Review: “Future Science: Essays from the Cutting Edge,” edited by Max Brockman

Making it into the top books of 2011, “Future Science: Essays from the Cutting Edge” edited by Max Brockman, proves that learning about science has become mainstream. Now, more than ever, it is critical for researchers to explain their work to the lay public. In these austere times, scientists may need to solicit creative sources…

28 Nov 2012 Inspiring & Thought Provoking

Why You Need To Mentor, No Matter What Your Level

From a graduate student’s perspective, it often seems as though there are two types of labs: those that mentor well and those that don’t. This distinction can mean the difference between a brief, productive Ph.D. and an aimless, meandering waste of time and money. Mentorship is not simply the domain of the major professor but…

14 Sep 2010 Dealing with Fellow Scientists

PhD Students: Should You Switch Labs?

Graduate school (PhD training) is full of roadblocks and obstacles that threaten to hinder progress, but your major professor (PI) should not be one of them. If you are frustrated with your progress and your lab environment has become unbearable, don’t throw in the towel just yet! You may need to change labs. Finding the…

18 May 2010 PhD Survival

10 Tips for Mastering Your Qualifying Exam

For beginning PhD students, few things evoke a sense of mild dread more than the Qualifying Exam (QE). QEs differ among the many schools and programs throughout the USA but generally, they act a turning point to advance a graduate student into PhD candidacy. In most other countries, there is no QE as such, but…

07 Apr 2010 Writing, Publishing & Presenting