Scientific Research: careers, education and what researchers actually do day to day

Forrest Bowling answers our questions about his education path as a doctoral candidate in Biochemistry at Stonybrook University and what exactly a scientific researcher does.

We discuss what a doctoral candidate in science does day to day – I was surprised to learn that they don’t attend a normal class setting after the first year or so. We also discuss different career paths and the process of scientific research. Forrest taught me a bit too about the research he is currently doing on protein structures and how they might be able to help in the fight against cancer. Perfect view for anyone thinking of a career in science (high school, college level or adult) or anyone just curious about how scientists work and develop cures in medicine. Forrest was recently published in Nature Chemical Biology with his research (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41589-020-0499-8) . #science #biochemistry #PhD #education

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