Meet the Blogger: Deepshikha Mishra

Published on Oct 11, 2018 by Rutgers iJOBS

Hello iJOBS community, My name is Deepshikha Mishra. I recently joined iJOBS blog as a writer and I am very excited to be a part of it. I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmacology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. After completing my Ph.D. in India, I moved to US to pursue … Continue reading Meet the Blogger: Deepshikha Mishra


Meet The Blogger – Andrew Petryna

Published on Oct 9, 2018 by Andrew Petryna

Meet the Bloggers By Andrew Petryna How many melancholy short biographies have you read that were written by academically confused undergrad students still fumbling through the world of Organic Chemistry and Physics? Add another tally to the count because you’re about to meet Andrew Petryna. I am a second year student in the Rutgers School … Continue reading Meet The Blogger – Andrew Petryna


Meet the blogger – Madhuri Bhagavathula

Published on Oct 5, 2018 by Rutgers iJOBS

Meet the blogger – Madhuri Bhagavathula Hello Readers, Welcome to my Blog!!! I am Madhuri Bhagavathula, a fourth year PhD. candidate at Rutgers -School of Graduate Studies (SGS), Newark campus. The stellar role of microbes on this planet has always been undeniable. Microbes and their interaction with their host, especially humans, have always been my … Continue reading Meet the blogger – Madhuri Bhagavathula


Foray into the World of Project Management: The Course

Published on Oct 2, 2018 by Shekerah Primus

By: Shekerah Primus An important component of the iJOBS phase two program is to complete a course of your choice, which relates to your chosen career track. As an aspiring project manager, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I chose the Project Management course. This course is offered by the Rutgers Business School as … Continue reading Foray into the World of Project Management: The Course


How to Stay Focused

Published on Sep 27, 2018 by Huri M

By: Huri Mücahit Edited by: Paulina Krzyszczyk The following blog post is a summary of the articles, “Turn off your email and social media to get more done” by John Tregoning and “15 ways to stay focused all day” by Jessica Orwig and Lydia Ramsey With the advent of smartphones, our ability to access information … Continue reading How to Stay Focused


Tips on How to Survive Graduate School

Published on Sep 25, 2018 by Emily Kelly-Castro

Written By: Emily Kelly-Castro Edited by: Paulina Krzyszczyk The following is an article review of  Three reminders to help you thrive-not merely survive-in grad school by Neil A. Lewis Jr. You’ve made it to your next step in your life, graduate school! This is where to start building your professional career. The following years will be filled … Continue reading Tips on How to Survive Graduate School


Lessons from my Internship in Industry

Published on Sep 18, 2018 by Jennifer Casiano

By: Jennifer Casiano-Matos Edited By: Eileen Oni and Paulina Krzyszczyk This summer I had the opportunity to complete an internship at Novavax; a vaccine development company in Montgomery County, Maryland.  My position was Analytical Development Intern and the experience was everything I imagined it was going to be! I learned new techniques that were outside … Continue reading Lessons from my Internship in Industry


Meet the Blogger: Helena Mello

Published on Sep 13, 2018 by Helena Mello

Hello iJOBS blog readers, my name is Helena Mello! I am a 4th year Ph.D. student at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Newark Campus, working with Dr. David Lukac. My research focuses on autophagy and herpesvirus reactivation from latency. In 2014, I received my undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Rio … Continue reading Meet the Blogger: Helena Mello


Meet The Blogger: Vicky Kanta

Published on Sep 11, 2018 by Vasiliki Kanta-Chantzi

My name is Vicky Kanta, a Ph.D. candidate at the Center of Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers-Newark. I grew up in Athens, Greece, where I developed my passion for science and research. Ever since I was in my first biology class in middle school, I knew I wanted to study neuroscience. I was fascinated … Continue reading Meet The Blogger: Vicky Kanta


Promoting the Art of Communicating Science to Non-scientists

Published on Jul 26, 2018 by Talia Planas-Fontanez

by Talia M. Planas-Fontánez The following is an opinion article about science communication, adapted from the “Communicating Science” class offered at Rutgers University. Have you ever tried to give your parents, or any family member, a clear explanation of what you do as a research scientist? How many unfamiliar technical format and jargon did you … Continue reading Promoting the Art of Communicating Science to Non-scientists