How did I get here?
Author : Cheryl L Baird, PhD
Leaving academic research is a gut wrenching decision, even if you never wanted an academic position in the first place. I’ve always been more interested in the applications of science rather than the theories. I like being able to have a tangible outcome from my hard work, like a sensor, a diagnostic assay or a drug. Knowledge for knowledge’s sake just doesn’t get me excited. I need to at the very least see a path for utility in the very near future.