By Gabrielle-Ann Torre
Early this year, I attended the NIH Annual Career Symposium in Bethesda, Maryland. At the panel for science communication, Dr. Yaihara Fortis livened the room: young and articulate, she challenged my expectation of a dull day of career advice. Dr. Fortis, who works in the Career Development branch for The New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Brandeis University, where she studied the neural bases of the link between taste (food preferences) and smell (olfactory cues). This work resulted in a publication in Nature Neuroscience, a feat aspired to by even tenured scientists. Read below for her generous advice and insight on life as a Scientista:
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