Establishing an academic laboratory: mentoring as a business model

Mol Biol Cell. 2014 Nov 1;25(21):3251-3. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E14-06-1079.


It is a tremendous honor for my group and me to receive the recognition of the 2014 Women in Cell Biology Junior Award. I would like to take the opportunity of this essay to describe my scientific journey, discuss my philosophy about running a group, and propose what I think is a generalizable model to efficiently establish an academic laboratory. This essay is about my view on the critical components that go into establishing a highly functional academic laboratory during the current tough, competitive times.

MeSH terms

  • Academies and Institutes / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Laboratories*
  • Mentors*
  • Research Personnel