Leaving the Lab Life

When young, rising science superstars opt to leave their lab lives behind, partly due to a lack of opportunities, they often find excellence and rewards in other fields, Ewen Callaway writes in Nature.

The chemist Soroosh Shambayati shrugged of his future as an organic chemist in the 1990s to launch into a career trading derivatives as an investment banker.

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