After a long start to 2020 including the past four very busy weeks, I’m happy to announce that today March 16th 2020 I accepted a position as Research Scientist at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development in Baltimore, MD, USA.
Yesterday was an extremely exciting day for me and my colleagues. We finished a project we had been working on and shared it with the world. Meaning, it’s done and we can relax for a little bit while we wait for feedback from our peers.
Today was a big day. I care about many things including diversity in science (STEM) and building a community of R users and developers in Mexico. Both moved forward in two completely separate conferences: one in Mexico: CDSBMexico; and one in Canada: JSM2018.
I have recently been getting reminder emails from the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists. The application deadline is July 15th, 2018!
Last year I submitted an entry to this competition and I enjoyed the experience, even if it was a bit rushed.
The following text is an email I sent to several of my friends from the LCG undergraduate program I studied. There I talk about keeping in touch, I invite them to ENAR 2014, and also talk about some philosophical questions regarding our future. I’m posting it here because I don’t mind sharing these thoughts and because I don’t have the current email addresses of many former LCG students.Enjoy
I enjoyed reading “The importance of stupidity in scientific research" by Martin A. Schwartz which I learned existed through @hmason and @simplystats. I found the point of how it’s normal to feel stupid in academia and specially in Ph.
Today Jeffrey T. Leek and Steven L. Salzberg published a paper commentary in Genome Biology today titled “Sequestration: inadvertently killing biomedical research to score political points” (Leek & Salzberg, 2013) which I think is a must read for anyone.
During the weekend while I was talking with a friend and former colleague, I realized that my name was mentioned in the acknowledgments section of a paper :) I haven’t been much in touch with what’s been happening back home, so this was a nice surprise.