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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 Sep 22, 2017 8:34 AM
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The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) advocates for women working in STEM fields. I caught up with Adriana Bankston, Founder and President of the Kentucky Affiliate of AWIS, to find out what inspired her to start the affiliate group and how they support women in science. Why did you start ...
Posted By Leah Cannon Sep 14, 2017 8:30 AM
Found In Community: LSN Startups Blogs
Ravata Solutions , a biotech company in the Bay Area co-founded by Arshia Firouzi and Gurkern Sufi, is changing how scientists genetically engineer their experimental models. Ravata’s technology is 100 times faster and 10 times more efficient than standard techniques. Ravata uses microfluidics and ...
Posted By Leah Cannon Sep 6, 2017 10:05 PM
Found In Community: LSN Startups Blogs
Lori Dernavich is a leadership development advisor for startups. She helps founders develop the skills they need to scale their companies. I sat down with Lori to learn about how first-time founders can find the right people to build a successful biotech company.   What are investors looking for in ...
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 ...