Playing a game to learn about Mergers & Acquisitions

Published on Apr 23, 2019 by Vinam Puri

By Vinam Puri Ever since I found out about the area of Mergers and Acquisitions, especially in the Pharma and Biotech Industry, I became very interested in exploring it. I learned about M&A in a session held during the MiniMBA in BioPharma Innovation and when I found out that iJOBS was holding an event about it, … Continue reading Playing a game to learn about Mergers & Acquisitions


Fast-track learning with MiniMBA in BioPharma Innovation

Published on Apr 18, 2019 by Vinam Puri

By Vinam Puri The following is a summarization of the lessons I’ve learned from the Mini MBA in BioPharma Innovation course offered by the Rutgers Business School Executive Education. If you have been in the Sciences throughout your entire career and are interested to learn and explore the Business side of the industry, like I … Continue reading Fast-track learning with MiniMBA in BioPharma Innovation


iJOBS Workshop on Patent Law and Intellectual Property

Published on Apr 16, 2019 by Vasiliki Kanta-Chantzi

by Vicky Kanta   One of the most rewarding aspects of being a scientist is inventing new things. Indeed, often enough scientific inventions are so important that the inventor’s rights need to be protected. But how exactly does that process take place? This is where a recent iJOBS workshop comes in, which provided key knowledge … Continue reading iJOBS Workshop on Patent Law and Intellectual Property


A perspective on building relationships and networking

Published on Apr 11, 2019 by Helena Mello

By Abla Tannous While networking may come as second nature to some, many cringe at the thought of it. Yet, it does not have to be that way. Networking is all about building relationships. Image source: Pixabay  https://pixabay.com/vectors/social-media-connections-networking-3846597/ While networking may come as second nature to some, many cringe at the thought of it. Yet, … Continue reading A perspective on building relationships and networking


Where Are They Now — Fatu Badiane Markey

Published on Apr 9, 2019 by Deepshikha Mishra

By: Deepshikha Mishra Junior Editor: Shekerah Primus Senior Editor: Helena Mello Fatu Badiane Markey graduated from Rutgers University in 2018 with a PhD in Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Genetics. The focus of her thesis was to study the molecular interactions of a fusion protein in pediatric Ewing’s sarcoma, a type of cancer affecting the bones … Continue reading Where Are They Now — Fatu Badiane Markey


Building Familiarity Between Scientists and the Community

Published on Apr 4, 2019 by Helena Mello

By Brian Canter Scientists have recently felt pressure from partisan attacks on government science funding agencies. Yet many of these same agencies have received funding boosts in the past two years. The public is supportive of basic research, but sometimes questions the motivations and interests of scientists, due to a general disconnect between the two … Continue reading Building Familiarity Between Scientists and the Community


Ethicon Site Visit

Published on Apr 2, 2019 by Emily Kelly-Castro

  On March 6, 2019, I had the opportunity to visit the Ethicon campus in Somerville, NJ, which was built in 1956. Our visit began with a warm welcome from Denise Fuzak, Senior Director of Strategy Development and Deployment, who is also a Rutgers engineering graduate! Ethicon is a subdivision of the Johnson & Johnson … Continue reading Ethicon Site Visit


Flip your Classroom – Effective Teaching Techniques

Published on Mar 28, 2019 by Shekerah Primus

By: Shekerah Primus To teach effectively, you must use Active Learning techniques. This was the main point I learned during the iJOBS sponsored Effective Teaching Techniques workshop, which was conducted by Dr. Diana Glendinning, a highly popular professor in the Neuroscience and Cell Biology department here at Rutgers. Active learning flips the traditional style of … Continue reading Flip your Classroom – Effective Teaching Techniques


Bridging the gap between science and society: why communicating our science is important

Published on Mar 26, 2019 by Brianna Alexander

By Brianna Alexander, 3/26/19 Small, delicate and intentional- this is what I remember from the first time I saw a living cell through the lens of a microscope. It was in a dish with a pinkish liquid that I later learned was its culture medium. There were protrusions, matrix proteins, adhesion molecules—all things which I … Continue reading Bridging the gap between science and society: why communicating our science is important


Trump’s 2020 budget seeks to reduce funding for science and medicine

Published on Mar 21, 2019 by Huri M

By Huri Mücahit In the proposed budget for the 2020 fiscal year, President Trump has pushed for budget cuts to several science agencies, including the National Institute of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as cuts to Medicaid and Medicare. The cuts proposed within “A Budget For … Continue reading Trump’s 2020 budget seeks to reduce funding for science and medicine