Career Interviews

Career Interview: Thomas Bird, MD

Career Interview: Thomas Bird, MD

Professor, Neurology and Medical Genetics University of Washington, Seattle 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. Bird: When choosing projects to pursue, select those that you find really interesting and that match your particular talents. I... Read More

Career Interview: Beth Ruedi, PhD

Career Interview: Beth Ruedi, PhD

Director of Education and Professional Development 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. Ruedi: I have a few favorite sayings when I talk about careers and professional development. One is: “No one is... Read More

Career Interview: D. Barry Starr, PhD

Career Interview: D. Barry Starr, PhD

Director, Outreach Activities Department of Genetics, School of Medicine, Stanford University ASHG: What non-scientific skills (communication, artistry, athleticism, etc.) are important for your job? Were any of these skills unexpected assets for you? Dr. Starr: It turns out that making good analogies is an important part of science communication. And surprisingly, watching lots of TV shows and... Read More

Career Interview: Haig Kazazian, Jr., MD

Career Interview: Haig Kazazian, Jr., MD

Professor of Human Genetics Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine ASHG: What academic or extracurricular activities were you involved in during your training that helped you stand out among your peers? Dr. Kazazian: I did a genetics fellowship with Barton Childs at Hopkins, but at that time much of the fellowship was spent taking basic genetics... Read More

Career Interview: Aravinda Chakravarti, PhD

Career Interview: Aravinda Chakravarti, PhD

Professor of Genetic Medicine Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine ASHG: If you had a choice, would you teach more or spend more time on your research? Why? Dr. Chakravarti: Given the choice TODAY, I would do more teaching. The answer I have given is surely true today for me but might not have been true a... Read More

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