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Leah Cannon

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I am the content editor for Life Science Network. It is my job is to ensure that all community and library content is relevant and interesting. If you have any questions or suggestions about what you would like to see on Life Science Network, please contact me at [email protected]

Before landing this awesome job, I worked as an emergency veterinarian in Sydney, Australia and as a postdoc at the SBP Medical Discovery Institute in San Diego.

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Posted By: Leah Cannon Jul 24, 2017 8:33 AM
Found in Community: LSN Careers Blogs
After completing a PhD in Molecular Biology and doing a postdoc, María Carretero is now a Medical Science Liaison in Oncology for Shire. She was kind enough to share her career path with LSN and offer tips for other academics looking to leave the bench. You did a PhD in Molecular Biology at the Spanish ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon Jul 6, 2017 11:23 PM
Found in Community: LSN Careers Blogs
Jeff Allen did a PhD in analytical chemistry at Arizona State University before transitioning to a career in technical marketing for several large life science companies. He left this career to found TumorGen MDx, a biotech startup with a novel cancer diagnostic platform. We caught up with Jeff to learn ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon Jul 3, 2017 8:51 AM
Found in Community: LSN Careers Blogs
The thought of transitioning to a non-academic job can be very scary for a lot of scientists. At Life Science Network, we want to make it easier by highlighting people and resources that can help you make the jump. This week I spoke with Vania Cao, founder of Free the PhD about how she can help scientists ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon Jun 21, 2017 8:39 AM
Found in Community: LSN CENTRAL COMMUNITY Blogs
Highlights from Day Two at #BIO2017............ [ View the story "Day Two at the 2017 Bio International Convention" on Storify ] ​
Posted By: Leah Cannon Jun 19, 2017 10:48 PM
Found in Community: LSN CENTRAL COMMUNITY Blogs
The BIO International Convention is the biggest event of the life science calendar. It's happening in San Diego right now. Here are some highlights from Day One: [ View the story "Day One #BIO2017" on Storify ] ​
Posted By: Leah Cannon Jun 19, 2017 10:36 PM
Found in Community: LSN Careers Blogs
Highlights from the 2017 Training, Workforce and Diversity Program Director's Meeting. Talking about career development for PhDs: [View the story "Highlights from #TWD2017PDM - Talking Career Development" on Stor ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon Jun 19, 2017 9:44 PM
Found in Community: LSN Careers Blogs
If you are thinking of changing jobs or switching careers you are not alone. People stay in the same job for only   4.2 years   according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). There are times in your life science career when you will be forced to look for a new job whether you want to or not. ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon Jun 14, 2017 11:14 PM
Found in Community: LSN Careers Blogs
There are thousands of different jobs out there. It can be very daunting working out which is the best fit for you. Most career advice  articles recommend you start by knowing what you like to do and then look for jobs where you can use your skill set and interests. If you are at the beginning of your ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon Jun 13, 2017 10:19 PM
Found in Community: LSN CENTRAL COMMUNITY Blogs
Something as simple as a cardboard box can lower infant mortality. Since 1938, the Finnish Government has given baby boxes filled with clothes, sheets, blankets, a mattress and other baby essentials to pregnant women. Many families also use the box itself as a safe cot in which the new baby can sleep. ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon Jun 12, 2017 11:12 PM
Found in Community: Science Advocacy Network Blogs
STEM diversity is not what it could be. The NSF-funded Environments and Metrics in Biology Education and Research (EMBER) network is working to change that. EMBER held their first meeting in June 2017 bringing together stakeholders to discuss how we can improve diversity across all levels of biology ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon Jun 12, 2017 12:58 AM
Found in Community: LSN CENTRAL COMMUNITY Blogs
The American Diabetes Association's 77th Scientific Sessions is happening in San Diego from June 9-13. The science has been overshadowed by ADA's request that attendees do not share any conference slides on social media, prompting a tweet storm backlash. Here are some highlights so far: [
Posted By: Leah Cannon Jun 12, 2017 12:34 AM
Found in Community: LSN Startups Blogs
We talk to a lot of life science startup entrepreneurs for our “Startup Stories” series. Many of them tell us that being part of an incubator or accelerator can help jumpstart your company by giving you valuable business mentorship and introducing you to potential investors. Here’s a look at several ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon Jun 7, 2017 10:44 PM
Found in Community: LSN Careers Blogs
The STEM+ Business Fellowship Program provides funding so Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Australia can collaborate on research projects. The program, funded by the Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF) and administered by CSIRO , offers grants ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon Jun 7, 2017 1:17 AM
Found in Community: Science Advocacy Network Blogs
Open Science DB is a grassroots movement founded by life science graduate students with the goal of making scientific papers and scientific research more accessible to the general public. Over 500,000 new scientific articles are published each year, but many of these are behind a paywall and almost ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon Jun 5, 2017 9:07 PM
Found in : Events
The inaugural Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Summit is the only event to focus solely on IPF. This unique meeting is an opportunity to join the leading minds across biopharma and academia to reduce the expansive translational gap that exists in current IPF drug development. Across 3 jam-packed ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon Jun 1, 2017 12:12 AM
Found in Community: LSN CENTRAL COMMUNITY Blogs
Biocom has been advocating for members of California’s life science industry since 1995. Their  Biocom 2017 Economic Impact Report  shows the huge role our industry plays in the California economy. Here is a snapshot from that report. California The Bay Area in Northern California and San Diego in ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon May 30, 2017 2:37 AM
Found in Community: Science Advocacy Network Blogs
Jon Tennant is a paleontologist who recently completed his PhD at Imperial College London. He is also a science communicator and a big open science supporter, writing about research and scientific publishing on his blog ‘ Green Tea and Velociraptors ’ among other places. Jon recently founded PaleorXiv ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon May 24, 2017 9:45 AM
Found in Community: LSN Startups Blogs
The Hacking Health community brings together healthcare professionals, business professionals and scientists to ‘hack’ major healthcare problems and come up with new technologies to solve these problems. The movement started in Canada in 2012 and is now active in 30 different cities around the world.  ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon May 22, 2017 9:46 PM
Found in Community: LSN CENTRAL COMMUNITY Blogs
Trump's leaked budget shows he plans to cut millions of dollars of research funding. This will not only affect research in the US but will have a flow-on affect to research around the world as many people collaborate with American labs and use NIH-funded resources such as PubMed. It is easy when faced ...