Career Interviews

Career Interview: Elizabeth Kong, PhD

Career Interview: Elizabeth Kong, PhD

Policy and Communications Manager Genetics Society of America ASHG: How can trainees gain experience in your field while doing research? What steps are necessary for trainees to get involved in your field? Dr. Poston: Trainees can get experience in communication through community outreach and blogging. A key component of outreach is translating scientific concepts to non-scientists.... Read More

Career Interview: Oona Johnstone, PhD

Career Interview: Oona Johnstone, PhD

Associate Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. ASHG: What non-scientific skills (communication, artistry, athleticism, etc.) are important for your job? Were any of these skills unexpected assets for you? Dr. Johnstone: Communication skills are very important for a career as a patent attorney. In our daily job, we frequently need to get up to speed quickly on a... Read More

Career Interview: Karen Imgrund Deak, PhD

Career Interview: Karen Imgrund Deak, PhD

Director, MS in Patent Law and Certificate in Patent Prosecution University of Notre Dame ASHG: What non-scientific skills (communication, artistry, athleticism, etc.) are important for your job? Were any of these skills unexpected assets for you? Dr. Deak: Written communication is HUGE in the field of patent law — you are emailing with attorneys and clients;... Read More

Career Interview: Christophe Lambert, PhD

Career Interview: Christophe Lambert, PhD

Assistant Professor University of New Mexico, Center for Global Health, Division of Translational Informatics, Department of Internal Medicine ASHG: What are the biggest challenges you encountered when acclimating to the pace and demands of industry? What skills do you wish you had worked on in advance? Dr. Lambert: I founded and ran a company for almost... Read More

Career Interview: Joyce Tung, PhD

Career Interview: Joyce Tung, PhD

Director of Research 23andMe, Inc. ASHG: If you could go back to when you were a trainee, what is one piece of advice you would give yourself for your current career? Dr. Tung: Get involved in activities outside of the lab. I was co-president of the Graduate Students’ Association at UCSF for a few years,... Read More

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