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Researchers and Their Stories

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As such the difficulties and variables in the project were tough to deal with; my supervisor’s behavior added unnecessary ambiguity and uncertainty to the situation,…
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  • January 24, 2020
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Tough love – my disastrous relationship with my mentor
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I was blessed to find a great guide... She was a strong source of support and guidance for me throughout, lifting my spirits when I was demotivated, sharing her…
I understood that you cannot underestimate the importance of your guide as a researcher
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We were expecting to observe fascinating never-before visualized evidence for protein folding, but a tragedy in my personal life changed everything.
How I rebuilt my shattered academic career brick by brick
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Before I started my research, words like humility, gratitude, and resilience had been just that – words. My PhD journey drew on unknown and uncharted depths of strengths…
Receiving my PhD degree was an extremely humbling experience
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My research life began at the end of my junior year. I chose the laboratory I was going to work at because I heard the professor say, “If you join my laboratory, you can…
How the Antarctic helped me become a researcher
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My professional and research journeys that have spanned over 23 years have been atypical. How so? I went from being an engineer to a professor and then acquiring a PhD –…
When I look back at my life, given the struggles I had to endure, I feel that getting a PhD degree was not my biggest achievement. My biggest achievement was that I…
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  • December 9, 2019
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The students of the program found out that due to some administrative restrictions, they would not be able to travel to Greece…all students, except one – me! I was…
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  • December 9, 2019
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At that point, I thought that it was the plateau of my career in terms of the academic profession… but I was wrong.
In 1989, when I was 21 years old, I decided to make a serious change in my life. I moved to America and joined the army to become a soldier