by Adam Feinman Elena Ferri is a graduate student in the Chemistry department, and is advised by Charles McKenna. They are working on a potential health gain by inhibiting a particular protein. In 2012, she was awarded the Chateaubriand Fellowship, which supports Ph.D. students who want to do research in France. She shared her fellowship […]
by Adam Feinman Max Greenberg is a Ph.D. candidate in the Sociology department, advised by Michael Messner. He was awarded the Haynes Lindley Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for his studies concerning the effects of youth violence prevention programs in Los Angeles.
This guest post about the public perception of science is by Brian Leung, a third-year Neuroscience graduate student and NSF GRFP Fellow. He is advised by Terence Town, and they are researching how prolonged activation of the immune system can influence learning and memory.
by Adam Feinman Nada Ayad is a graduate student of Comparative Literature, advised by Antonia Szabari. She is studying the literature of Egyptian revolutions of the last 100 years, including the Arab Spring revolutions in Egypt. Nada has been awarded both the Fulbright and the Josephine de Karman fellowships.
Carrie McCarthy is a Ph.D. student in Chemistry, working in Prof. Richard Brutchey’s lab. Read on as she shares the beginning of her experience as an NSF fellow, and how Graduate School info sessions have helped her.
Thank you to guest blogger Adam Feinman for synthesizing the wisdom presented at the 2014 Beyond the Ph.D. event last month. From the Badges series… Beyond the Ph.D. By Adam Feinman On Thursday, March 13, USC’s Postdoc Association held its annual event, “Beyond the Ph.D.”, designed to provide advice and perspective to Ph.D. students and […]
The Neuro-Person: Story telling and Interviewing by Panthea Heydari In. Getting in. Getting accepted. Getting the job. Proposing the deal. Inventing the thought. Telling the story. My story. It’s the beginning of spring semester at USC and slowly, but surely, students are getting into the flow of things. Campus eateries have re-opened from the holiday, […]
From the Badges series… Stayin’ Alive, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Stress A Primer By Adam Feinman I recently returned from a major scientific conference with 30,000 attendees of all stages of academic life. I tweet with people in all fields and specialties. There seem to be two things that […]
The NeuroPerson: A Quest of Science and Society by Panthea Heydari Graduate school, especially for scientists, is often considered a bubble from the real world. We student scientists are supposed to be blissfully ignorant to the life beyond our lab benches and outside the confines of mountains of highlighted Pubmed papers. We talk in scientific […]
From the “Badges” series… New Research: Getting started By Adam Feinman There are three questions I want to briefly address about being a new graduate student: How do you choose an advisor/lab? How do you develop original ideas or projects? In particular, how do you develop a dissertation? Each of these questions could be a book […]