Maria Leptin – Lab head

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Maria Leptin - lab head
Name: Maria Leptin
Job: Lab head
Source: The Node [original post from July 2013]

Excerpt:

If you do high-level science, everything is a challenge. That’s why it’s fun! I benefited a lot from the change. The step from PhD to postdoc is the one time when you can handle that challenge best: your mind is fresh and open, and you don’t have the pressures that you will have later. And it is good to learn how to think in different ways. I have been able to return to immunity later more easily than someone from a purely developmental biology position. Changing fields definitely opens your horizons. No one looks backwards in science, so you must explore, go to new places, work with new organisms and on different problems…

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