Another Drug to Fight Lyme Disease

Lyme disease was a big part of my youth, from tick-checks as a Girl Scout to always wearing long sleeves, pants, and a hat on a hike. This month researchers reported in Scientific Reports that they have identified two FDA-approved antibiotics, azlocillin and cefotamine, to treat doxycycline-resistant Borrelia burgdorferi. In my mid-20s, I contracted LymeContinue reading “Another Drug to Fight Lyme Disease”

LinkedIn – Your Network

In this post, I will discuss creating and strengthening your LinkedIn network. Along the way, I will share examples and tips. Your LinkedIn Network   There are two schools of thought on LinkedIn networks: Open to All – connect to as many people as possible, even if you don’t know them A Close One –Continue reading “LinkedIn – Your Network”

LinkedIn – The Experience Section

In this post, I will address the meat of your LinkedIn profile, the experience section and skills & endorsements. Along the way, I will share examples and tips. Reminder: Turn off the notifications when you edit these sections. Learn more here.   Entries of Experiences My first version of my LinkedIn profile consisted of informationContinue reading “LinkedIn – The Experience Section”

LinkedIn – Editing, the Photo, and Marketing Yourself in the Headline

LinkedIn! In a series of four posts, we are delving into LinkedIn and discussing its advantages for science PhDs. In this post, I will go over some basics of the LinkedIn profile – editing your profile, the profile picture, and your professional headline. Along the way, I will share examples and tips. What is LinkedIn?Continue reading “LinkedIn – Editing, the Photo, and Marketing Yourself in the Headline”

MUST: Maximum Use of Supportive Therapy

I recently read an article in Science, Saving lives without new drugs, by Jon Cohen.  In the article, officials suggest that new drugs might not be the most feasible solution to reducing the 70% fatality rate in Africa to the 25% fatality rate in the Western World, in cases of Ebola.  Specialists advocate for MUST, MaximumContinue reading “MUST: Maximum Use of Supportive Therapy”

LinkedIn vs. Research Gate

LinkedIn! In a series of four posts, we are delving into LinkedIn and discussing its advantages for science PhDs. In this post, I will discuss two popular online platforms used for scientific networking: LinkedIn and ResearchGate. Along the way, I will share examples and insights. Here we go! Without doubt, you must have a LinkedInContinue reading “LinkedIn vs. Research Gate”