Pitfalls to Avoid at the End of Your Postdoc


As your postdoc comes to an end, there are some dangers you should take care to avoid. In this video, Shigang He, professor and doctoral supervisor, walks through these issues and helps you determine how to make your transition as smooth as possible.

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Shigang He, PhD

Shigang He, PhD 

Shigang He is a distinguished professor and doctoral supervisor in the school of life sciences and biotechnology and the institute of natural sciences at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is a recipient of the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholar and One-Hundred-Person Project. Shigang concurrently serves as the secretary general and member of executive counsel of the Chinese Society for Neuroscience, member of executive counsel of the Biophysical Society of China, and executive editor of Acta Biophysica Sinica. Shigang received his PhD in neuroscience from the Australian National University. Between 1994 and 1997, he was a research associate/research fellow at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Harvard Medical School. From 1997 to 1999, he was an NH&MRC senior research fellow at University of Queensland’s Vision Touch and Hearing Research Centre. From 1999 to 2004, he was a research fellow at the laboratory of retinal structure and function at the Institute of Neuroscience of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Shigang was a research fellow at the institute of biophysics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences from 2005 to 2011. Shigang’s laboratory aims to understand a broad range of biological systems specifically, including the mechanism of signal processing and circuitry formation in brains by using mammalian retina as a model system, the regulation and developmental changes in the dendritic structure of retinal ganglion cells, and the mechanism of processing of visual signals for motion direction.


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