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Ruth Barrett

Ruth is a neurobiologist doing postdoctoral research in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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Networking – You Know It’s a Thing

By Ruth Barrett | June 19, 2017

A supportive network is important for your mental health and happiness. This is particularly true during stressful times, like grad school and career transitions. Networking – meeting people in the science community is important for professional development and meeting people outside of science is good for balance. At every transition after grad school, you start…

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How to Pick a Great Postdoc Position

By Ruth Barrett | June 5, 2017

Are you finishing up your PhD and starting to think about the next step? It can be overwhelming to consider all of the personal and professional aspects involved in deciding and beginning this next stage of your career journey. With personal perspective from someone who has been there, here are some tips on how you…

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Lactation in the Lab: What You Need to Know About Pumping at Work

By Ruth Barrett | April 26, 2017

When you think about having a baby, you picture all kinds of things. The good: cute baby clothes, new baby smell, unlimited cuddles. The bad: sleepless nights, bodily fluids, being on-call 24-7. You probably also give some thought to coming back to work. You planned out your maternity leave, paid or not, and figured out…

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Buffer Banter: Pre-cast PAGE Gels & Buffer Compatibility

By Ruth Barrett | February 28, 2017

This article is not for the die-hard old-school gel runners. You know who you are, the purists, the “I always make my own gels and buffers from scratch” kind. For you we have lots of articles about PAGE gels, both bis-tris and the standard SDS PAGE kind. Instead this article is for the rest of…

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