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Revising Your First Scientific Manuscript

“Dear Author”. That email salutation, and minor variations, still gives me a jolt of adrenaline and trepidation. I’ve been publishing scientific papers for almost three decades, but I frantically read through manuscript decision emails, trying to figure out whether the paper has been accepted, or at least has a shot...

Niches, Generalists, and Specialists

In ecology, there is the concept of generalist vs. specialist species. The former describes organisms that can live in a wide range of environments and utilize a broad spectrum of resources (e.g., raccoons adapting to live in urban environments), whereas the latter refers to organisms that can only survive in...

Back from Cryostorage

Hi All! It’s been a few years since I’ve made a blog entry. There have been a lot of changes in the lab: We moved from California to Maryland Old lab members have left, new ones have come We got an R01! The Biomedical Research Institute (BRI), which houses us,...