The 2020 Lasker Essay Contest is now open!

In this issue, we speak with Mary-Claire King, Bruce Alberts, Joan Steitz and other prominent scientists about the importance of mentorship. Past Essay Contest winners also share tips on how to develop productive mentoring relationships.

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What a Difference a Mentor Can Make

Being a mentor no longer just means supervising research projects for graduate students and postdocs. We speak with Lasker Laureates and other eminent scientists about the importance of offering mentees support in their careers and lives.

Peter Soh reviews data with his mentor Dean Naritoku

How to Make the Most out of Mentorship

What makes a good mentor, and how do you find the right mentor for you? We asked past Essay Contest winners about their mentorship experiences.

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The 2020 Essay Contest is Now Open!

This year’s topic is: Describe how a notable scientist (such as a Lasker Laureate) has inspired you – through their personality or life experiences and/or through their scientific contributions.