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The Helix Blog gives voice to City of Hope graduate students and their research.

The Socioeconomic Disparity of Graduate Education in the Life Sciences

June 9, 2014 | Cassandra Ramos

The Ph.D. is the highest degree awarded in the field of life sciences, and this achievement should be attainable by anyone with the aptitude, intellectual curiosity, and drive to pursue knowledge at the highest level.

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David Webb
David Webb Interview – Part 5 of 5

June 3, 2014 | Greg Cherryholmes

While many scientists have continued their career paths into industry, or stayed in academia, there are few who have been able to successfully traverse both arenas of research as well as David Webb. I recently had a discussion with Dr.

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David Webb
David Webb Interview – Part 4 of 5

May 27, 2014 | Greg Cherryholmes

While many scientists have continued their career paths into industry, or stayed in academia, there are  few who have been able to successfully traverse both arenas of research as well as David Webb.

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David Webb
David Webb Interview – Part 3 of 5

May 19, 2014 | Greg Cherryholmes

While many scientists have continued their career paths into industry, or stayed in academia, there are few who have been able to successfully traverse both arenas of research as well as David Webb. I recently had a discussion with Dr.

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David Webb
David Webb Interview - Part 2 of 5

May 13, 2014 | Greg Cherryholmes

While many scientists have continued their career paths into industry, or stayed in academia, there are few who have been able to successfully traverse both arenas of research as well as David Webb. I recently had a discussion with Dr.

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David Webb Interview - Part 1 of 5

April 21, 2014 | Greg Cherryholmes

While many scientists have continued their career paths into industry, or stayed in academia, there are  few who have been able to successfully traverse both arenas of research as well as David Webb.  In his illustrious 40+ year career, Dr.

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fyp
For Your Procrastination: “The Awesomest 7-year Postdoc”

February 4, 2014 | City of Hope

This guest blog from the Scientific American deals with an issue that we all struggle with -- work-life balance. It’s written by a professor at Harvard who had an interesting approach to getting tenure:  she viewed her 7-year probationary period as an assistant professor as a “7-year post doc”.

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Cancer Therapy Gets Small for Humans — and Animals

August 8, 2013 | mlewis

The Helix is honored to present a guest post from Michael R. Lewis, Ph.D., an alumnus of the Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences at City of Hope. Lewis was the first City of Hope student to earn his doctorate, graduating in 1997.

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Krist T. Azizian
The Madness of Crowds: Microphilanthropy has its Rewards

March 2, 2013 | Krist Azizian

Those venturing forth to pursue independent careers as scientists are continually faced with the daunting challenge of securing funding for their ideas. Unfortunately, the competition for funding from agencies that dole out large sums of money is stiff and budgets are prone to slashing as a consequence of political outcomes.

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Nick Snead
Quote from "Prize Fight"

January 10, 2013 | Nick Snead

I get email alerts showing each Nature journal issue’s table of contents. Typically, I do a quick ctrl+f “rna” to search for anything that might be related to RNAi or siRNA or miRNA. But, now I skim the full table of contents because sometimes they have interesting short articles or perspective pieces.

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