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Episode from the podcastThe Lonely Pipette : helping scientists do better science

TLP #3 : The power of Mentoring - Harmit Malik

Released Monday, 19th October 2020
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In this episode we talk to Harmit Malik about his origins in India and his path to develop his own mentoring style.
  • He tells us how he made the switch from chemical engineering to molecular biology thanks to an inspiring teacher and mentor
  • Harmit tells us lots of stories about how chance encounters with colleagues and mentors have influenced his career and work
  • He talks about how to search out mentors and how to adapt mentoring styles to the diversity of mentees
  • Harmit discusses what to look for at interviews and how to discover creativity in the ‘hidden diamonds in the rough’
  • Harmit describes how he found an international community of scientists on Twitter and how it improved his own mentoring style
  • He also shares his thoughts about scientific publishing, peer-review and good writing in science

He mentions these labs and institutions
  • “The Hutch” - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

  • Indian Institute of Technology

  • University of Rochester, NY

  • Steve Henikoff Lab

To find out more about Harmit visit his website or follow him on Twitter

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Music by Amaria - Lovely Swindler