The Black Hole
A more seasoned person can help shepherd the startup over those early bumps in the road, and can serve as a ‘voice of reason’ for the company.
As Dave starts his second parental leave, we look back at what the Black Hole has been writing about for the last six months.
What young CEOs lack in experience, they appear to make up for in risk tolerance and ability to facilitate development and growth.
The reality for many externally-funded research group leaders is that we will leave the institution that gave us our start.
Is age a proxy for success when launching a biopharma startup?
Some practical and achievable ways that every male scientist can help balance the gender scales in 2019.
Postdocs play an important role in the scientific enterprise and yet they often seem to slip through the cracks.
These relatively recent initiatives deserve recognition for helping the scientific community.
If universities are interested in incentivizing translational research, the economics for scientists needs to change.
By committing to this exercise, we might better understand why and how some grants get funded despite fatal flaws.
Startup culture is blurring the lines between universities as knowledge creators and companies as knowledge translators.
Contrary to current thinking in Canadian circles, David Kent says it is absolutely essential to tie the program to funding.
While anything can be funded, scientific research teams often need to demonstrate a realistic path to a financial return on investment to get funded.
The current academic career structure rewards short-term deliverables rather than high-risk, high-reward research.
How the Bayh-Dole Act succeeded in kickstarting an explosion of technological innovation.
The culture of scientific research desperately needs a makeover. Enter the eLife Ambassador program.
Translational research should be scientist-driven and institutionally supported, not the other way around.
After nearly 10 years, some issues have definitely moved on, but so many are still stuck in really dark and nasty places.
Feedback from multiple sources ensures that faculty are not disillusioning themselves with misguided opinions on their strengths and weaknesses.
Public perception of which cancers get research funding differs greatly from what actually gets funded. Here’s why.