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Richard Myers

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.

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A young boy with hands on head surrounded by books and in front of a blackboard covered in scientific notations to represent preparing for the Qualifying Exam

10 Tips for Mastering Your Qualifying Exam

By Richard Myers | January 19, 2021

The Qualifying Exam is a major hurdle for any PhD student, and the thought of taking one can be mildly terrifying. Read our top tips to help you prepare for your exam; you might even find that you enjoy the experience!

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

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

By Richard Myers | November 28, 2012

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…

Why You Need To Mentor, No Matter What Your Level

Why You Need To Mentor, No Matter What Your Level

By Richard Myers | September 14, 2010

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…

PhD Students: Should You Switch Labs?

PhD Students: Should You Switch Labs?

By Richard Myers | May 18, 2010

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…

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