Yesterday I had the privilege to give a talk to our MD/PhD students - what a pleasure. After what was billed a "warm-up talk" (wow - now that makes me feel like a rockstar...), I gave a talk on rhythms in the brain and our ideas of target identification, engagement, and validation. However, I felt that the forum also warranted some more personal comments on my own trajectory.
So I tried something new. I interleaved my talk with slides about lessons I have learned and advice for this next generation of scientists (as it related to the story of how our own science emerged in the Frohlich Lab). I am posting my "13 Lessons" below for your to look at and to comment on. What is your advice to trainees?