Reading List

Articles and essays:

  1. How to Pick a Graduate Advisor by Prof. Ben Barres
  2. Malignant Sadness: The Anatomy of Depression by Lewis Wolpert
  3. Has Physics Made Philosophy and Religion Obsolete? by Ross Andersen and Lawrence Krauss
  4. Learning from the Chimpanzees: A Message Humans Can Understand by Prof. Jane Goodall
  5. The importance of stupidity in scientific research by Martin Schwartz
  6. Four Golden Lessons by Steven Weinberg
  7. Lessons From the Classic Scientific Literature by Dr. Raghavendra Mirmira
  8. The art of writing science by Prof. Kevin Plaxco
  9. Is evolution Darwinian or/and Lamarckian? by Dr. Eugene Koonin and Dr. Yuri Wolf
  10. Must the Molecules of Life Always be Left-Handed or Right-Handed? By Danielle Sedbrook
  11. Evidence for a mental health crisis in graduate education. Evans T, Bira L, Gastelum J, et al. Nature Biotechnology 36, 282–284 (2018)

Books read in 2017:

  1. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  2. Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  3. The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  4. Neuroimmunity: A New Science That Will Revolutionize How We Keep Our Brains Healthy and Young by Michal Schwartz
  5. The Atomic Weight of Love by Elizabeth J. Church
  6. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
  7. A Man Without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut
  8. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

Currently reading:

  1. Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ by Giulia Enders
  2. Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism 1981-1991 by Salman Rushdie

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