Works Well With Others


In two years or so, Narayanan Perumal will go up for tenure. An assistant professor at the University of Indiana/Purdue University School of Informatics, Perumal researches gene regulation and immune system development and collaborates with researchers at the medical school. Though the informatics school values working with others — really, it's the only way to be a successful bioinformaticist — Perumal still has some concerns about how the tenure review committee will assess his work.

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