is a resilient mechanism, standing strong throughout historical events just as
it has in days that became history without mention. One might even say science
thrives in the toughest of t...
When I started my PhD I was rather naïve about the workings
of academia, never mind open science. This is my story on how I learned
that open science, and in my case open source publishing, can n...
It never really occurred to me not to be
open. From the moment I started my PhD, I made a promise to myself that
everything I did would be open and transparent. By this, I don’t just mean
Open has defined my professional career in every way imaginable: for
almost ten years now it has been the motivating force in my career, the mode in
which I work, and the subject that I research. A...
For a long time I let the things I am not - namely, a researcher and an expert - stop me from having an impact. I wasn't quite sure that my words carried any weight, especially as I struggled with ...
What Have I Done?!
There are many firm believers in the different kinds of openness: open access, open source, open data, open science, open you-name-it. And at least to me, some of the most inter...
My open science story starts with many people's
biggest fear: rejection. More specifically, an article submission rejected by a
closed, medium-impact journal on the grounds that my Master's level r...
Science needs to be
a transparent process. The methods used and the results obtained should be
easily accessible to and by all, not only to discuss conclusions, but also to
compare and contrast res...
An academic career takes years to
develop. I share below some experiences on how my perception and the
meaning of a PhD was altered through a chance encounter with Freeman Dyson’s
story in physics...
It has been my honor for the last 4 years to facilitate
open reagent sharing with the team at Addgene. Addgene accelerates discovery by
facilitating collaboration and the open sharing of ready-to...
[ This is my competition entry for the ARCS2015 essay competition hosted at The Winnower. I'm using their excellent WordPress plugin to automagically transfer this post from my blog to their site a...
A little over a year ago, I started a
website. This website took me on a journey I could have never imagined. It
scored me my first press interview and got me on Business Insider and Huffington Pos...
years into my PhD, the most important thing to me was publishing in Nature.
As a PhD student in computational neuroscience at Carnegie Mellon, I was
building computer simulations to study how...