At DrugMonkey, Physioprof responds to a post by ScienceWoman in which she bemoans the fact that a younger colleague was published in a top-tier publication, and she hasn’t yet. PhysioProf denies luck having anything to do with experimental success. Strategic planning, where one avoids "failure of mentorship," is key to choosing a project that you might have more success at than another. "Identifying 'where the interesting questions are' is only the beginning of the process of deciding where to direct one's experimental efforts."
It's Like Chess, But For Scientists
May 27, 2008