Careers Outside Academia: What’s the Reality?
May 01, 2015
Many students want to find a nonacademic career after graduation. Preparing for these paths takes a different set of skills than academia. Andrew Bean discusses this reality and the variety of career options that are available for neuroscientists looking away from the bench.
Andrew Bean, PhD
Andrew Bean is a professor in the department to neurobiology and anatomy at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston The research in his laboratory is directed at understanding molecular mechanisms of vesicular trafficking and protein sorting. This fundamental process underlies synaptic transmission, which is critical for all brain processes and contributes to functions as basic as the development of neuronal architecture and learning/memory formation. Additionally, the mechanisms responsible for vesicular trafficking are also involved in viral (e.g., HIV) budding, and some types of cancer underscoring the essential nature of this process.