Becoming a Principal Investigator: Designing and Navigating Your Academic Adventure

Neuron. 2019 Sep 25;103(6):959-963. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2019.08.023.


Starting your own academic lab is a wonderful opportunity to impact science through research and trainee mentoring. In this article, we share some thoughts and resources for this undertaking in the hope that they may enhance the experience of others.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Career Choice*
  • Humans
  • Laboratories / organization & administration*
  • Organizational Culture*
  • Personnel Selection*
  • Research Personnel*
  • Strategic Planning*