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Question for neurosurrgeons

Discussion in 'Neurosurgery' started by Noeljan, May 10, 2007.

  1. Noeljan

    Noeljan Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    May 23, 2002
    Hey NS's I have a question about research
    I am just about done with my MS (I graduate tonight yay:) and will be starting med school in Aungust. My lab wants me to stay over the summer, bc my thesis work has gotten some intesting findings and looks as though it's going to be published (most likely in Science magazine), though I am going to be 2nd author I believe behind my PI. I gave a poster at a conference a few weeks back, and we just have a few repeats to do.
    My question is, will it help at all come match/residency time in NS? Does basic science research publications look good? It is on replication timing in telomeres.
    Should I stay in my current lab or try and find some NS labs this summer?
    thanks so much I appreciate the help.

    pS Sorry for the typo with the extra R on neurosurgeons:)
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  3. mpp

    mpp SDN Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Jan 17, 2001
    Portland, OR
    Any publication will help...Science magazine???
  4. Noeljan

    Noeljan Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    May 23, 2002
    It's pretty good among basic scientists as far as I know.
  5. surag

    surag kobayashi 7+ Year Member

    Jul 16, 2006
    are u seriously publishing in Science? Thats friggn amazing, I almost find it hard to believe considering that they reject so many and take mostly established PI's anyway not graduate student's works. anywhoo
  6. chicoborja

    chicoborja Clinical Audiologist 10+ Year Member

    Nov 13, 2002
    I think he said he's not the first author so I assume the first author is his dissertation advisor and also most likely a fair large-name PI. Just a guess though.
  7. Noeljan

    Noeljan Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    May 23, 2002
    Thanks chicoborja, that's exactly what I said:) haha why would I make that up lol? And you are right, my PI is very very well established in his field. Any time I read a paper in our field he is referenced somehow haha. My friend last year in the lab (who only comes for summers) said in genetics they had a lecture with stuff about him int it:) He couldn't believe it and emailed him right away, that was really cool. Anyways, He's been around for a while (actually will be "retiring" after this summer, though we all know he can't not do work and will keep the lab open for a bit).
    Not to take away from my work, because I have worked really hard on this project for the last two years, and learned a lot of new techniques (and had to keep very determined on redoing over and over and over again that I had to get just right:)
    Oh and BTW I am not a he, I am a she:)

    one more thing, my ex and I got into an argument (bc he is pissed about me being published and his work is not) I think a lot of it is luck with experiments like these. I mean I didn't know if our ideas would work or not, but it was up to me to find out. You can be a very precise, hard worker, and maybe your hypothesis just isin't the case. So although I worked really hard, I think I had a little luck mixed in.
    ps it's great to have people on here who know what Science is. Surprisingly, some clinicians don't know.
  8. naegleria brain

    naegleria brain 2+ Year Member

    Dec 24, 2006
    they probably are just fu*king with you. or they just migrated here from Khazakstan.

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