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Joel Berry

Joel Berry, Ph.D., is a biomedical engineer with thirty years of university research experience in life sciences and bioengineering. He graduated with a master’s in mechanical engineering from The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and completed his doctoral studies in biomedical engineering at Wake Forest University (WFU). He stayed at WFU for 20 years as a research scientist and then returned to UAB in 2010 to continue his work in the biomechanics of breast and ovarian tumors. He has led multiple teams on federal and industrial-funded research projects as a principal investigator or co-investigator. His intimate knowledge of how university scientists survive and thrive is ideally suited to Astound’s mission of lowering barriers to getting science funded.

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Personal Advice on Building Your Professional Network. It Takes a Village

By Joel Berry | February 20, 2024

A successful career in science is as much about the people as it is about the results. In this article, get tips from a successful scientist on what constitutes a healthy professional network and learn how to build one. From befriending writers to avoiding expertise mismatches, start working towards your career goals by reading this advice.

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Funding Opportunities and the Flow of Money in Science

By Joel Berry | January 16, 2024

Gain insights into the flow of funding for scientific research. This article breaks down the funding landscape and explains the differences between government, industry, and foundation funding. Learn how navigating these sources can shape your career and accelerate your research endeavors.

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How to Become an Expert at Getting Funded

By Joel Berry | December 14, 2023

Become an expert at getting your life science research funded with insights from a seasoned biomedical engineering researcher. Learn how to develop essential skills, such as confidence, independent thinking, consistent reading, effective writing, and embracing criticism in this essential guide.

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