Making the mentoring relationship — or better, relationships — work
April 14, 2017
| By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service
Mentoring has almost a mystical status in biomedical research. But the relationship can also be so idealized that it all but invites dashed expectations. Postdoctoral fellow Dr. Athea Vichas and her mentor, developmental biologist Dr. Cecilia Moens, talk about what makes a mentoring relationship work.
Brains, gusto, grit and humor on the (tenuous) path to a tenured job
May 19, 2016
| By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service
Being a postdoc is an essential training ground for academic scientists, the unsung hearts and hands behind many of the research discoveries you read about in the newspaper, the people who actually “do” research, or a cheap source of labor to propel the machine of scientific progress.
Center continues its eight-year run as one of the top 20 U.S. research institutions in annual survey by The Scientist
March 7, 2011
When it comes to the best U.S. institutions for a postdoctoral researcher to work, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center consistently ranks in the top tier. This year, The Scientist’s ninth annual “Best Places to Work Postdocs” survey put the Center in the No. 9 spot among the top 15 U.S. research institutions. The survey results were released March 1.
Malik Lab postdoc Mia Levine honored for her heterochromatin research
Dec. 13, 2010
| By Colleen Steelquist
Dr. Mia Levine, a postdoctoral fellow in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Basic Sciences Division’s Malik Lab, recently won a 2011 DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics from the Genetics Society of America. Her $1,000 prize, one of six awarded, will support her travel to the International Conference on Drosophila Heterochromatin in Gubbio, Italy, in June 2011.
Technology prize allows study of vaginal bacterial strains
Sept. 27, 2010
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division’s Fredricks Lab has won a BioFlux Innovation Award. Dr. Laura Sycuro, a postdoctoral research fellow in the lab, authored the winning submission which focuses on screening characterizing bacterial strains that form multicellular communities, also known as biofilms, during infections that affect women’s reproductive health.