Developing Your Voice as a Scientist

Anne Churchland, an associate professor at Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory, believes that science blogging has two key purposes: finding your own voice and fixing things about the world that bother you.

By blogging, she says, especially as you make the transition from being a postdoc to an independent investigator, you can develop the skills to hone your own perspectives — which you may not necessarily be able to do in the lab. As a result, you can distinguish your scientific problem and approach.

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