Tips from Canadian Scientific Icon Lee Adamson
At a recent Lunenfeld research retreat, Director of the Mouse Physiology Core of the Centre for Modeling Human Disease, Lee Adamson, had the following words of advise for young scientists:
- Always pay it forward
- There’s always room at the top
- Always do what you enjoy, and you’ll get good at what you enjoy, and maybe someday somebody will pay you to do what you enjoy
- Whatever other distractions you may have-make sure to get your work done
- Aim high
- Don’t clip your own wings
- Finish all your own work
- Consider your communications from the receiver’s perspective
- Choose your topic carefully: you will have just six-seven (five-year) grants in your career
- Appreciate your organization
- For new investigators: wait until the lab is ready before taking the position
Lee actually has a very interesting story to tell of her rise from a young graduate student at the University of Western Ontario to becoming the director of one of Canada’s most respected research institutions.
To read the complete story, visit Dr. Lee Adamson’s top tips for young scientists.