Yuanyuan Xie

Yuanyuan Xie awarded National Cancer Center fellowship to explore the pathological role of transposons

June 12, 2019

Nearly all species’ genomes are littered with millions of genetic sequences called transposons, which are virus-like parasitic elements that can replicate and spread within host genomes. Collectively, transposon-derived sequences constitute about 50 percent of the human genome sequence, and are believed to have - over tens of millions of years...

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'Pedigree is not destiny' when it comes to scholarly success

May 1, 2019

What matters more to a scientist’s career success: where they currently work, or where they got their Ph.D.? It’s a question a team of researchers teases apart in a new paper published in PNAS . Their analysis calls into question a common assumption underlying academia: that a researcher’s productivity reflects...

Boulder, Colorado, and the Rocky Mountains.

Dispatch: South Australia to Colorado

Feb. 27, 2019

Postdocs considering an international move should plan early and allow plenty of time to adjust, says Atma Ivancevic. Moving to a laboratory in another state or another country is an academic tradition. Scientists move for master’s and PhD programmes, postdoctoral experience, competitive faculty positions and short- or long-term study exchanges...