Career Interviews

Career Interview: Eric Alan Shoubridge, PhD

Career Interview: Eric Alan Shoubridge, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Human Genetics Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University ASHG: What non-academic skills would you encourage trainees to develop to prepare for successfully running a lab? What specific skills have proved invaluable for you? Dr. Shoubridge: One of the biggest challenges in running a lab is people management. Scientists, by their nature,... Read More

Career Interview: David Nelson, PhD

Career Interview: David Nelson, PhD

Professor, Baylor College of Medicine Department of Molecular and Human Genetics ASHG: What non-academic skills would you encourage trainees to develop to prepare for successfully running a lab? What specific skills have proved invaluable for you? Dr. Nelson: I have often complained that our advancement to the next position in the progression from undergrad to grad... Read More

Career Interview: Guy Rouleau, MD, PhD

Career Interview: Guy Rouleau, MD, PhD

Professor McGill University ASHG: If you had a choice, would you teach more or spend more time on your research? Why? Dr. Rouleau: While I enjoy teaching, I find it rather sterile in that I am speaking to a group of people describing something known. There are two things that I love of research. The first... Read More

Career Interview: Joanna Mountain, PhD

Career Interview: Joanna Mountain, PhD

Senior Director of Research 23andMe, Inc. ASHG: What non-scientific skills (communication, artistry, athleticism, etc.) are important for your job? Were any of these skills unexpected assets for you? Dr. Mountain: I would say that my experience playing on a number of sports teams has translated well into my career. As a member of 23andMe’s Research Team,... Read More

Career Interview: Tina Hambuch Hawks, PhD

Career Interview: Tina Hambuch Hawks, PhD

Director of Clinical Services Illumina Clinical Services Laboratory 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. Hambuch: One particular challenge for people who have trained extensively in academia is learning to communicate your work... Read More

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