We recently sent out a survey to all lab alumni to get an idea how they see their time in the Frohlich Lab. Response rate was about 30%. Here are the answers to the question about what the alumni like about the lab:
1. Excellent atmosphere for in-depth discussion of science -- this spanned from big picture conceptual framing to specific methodological considerations (e.g. how to do experiments, how to do computations for analysis). Another excellent aspect was ensuring that we had the tools we needed to do our work (processes set in place for ordering equipment, contacts established at DLAM/IRB, lab duties assigned to specific individuals).
2. The open-mindedness and the fact that every opinion, no matter the seniority or academic status, was taken seriously and weighted the same.
3. I really appreciated that there were lots of opportunities for hands on work, which allowed me to gain skills in several areas such as histology, imaging, and animal training
4. Flavio's dedication to his work and his team is unparalleled. He has very high expectations but does reward and acknowledge accordingly when one meets them. [....]
5. Open and flexible work environment
6. The lab was very welcoming and instructive. I had the opportunity to do hands on work rather than just data entry.
7. I was given a lot of responsibility as an undergraduate and Flavio and the grad students helped me develop a lot of skills that have helped me in future research and have made me a good candidate for grad school.
8. Collegial environment, wonderful people, patience with my relative lack of bench work experience.
9. Research projects, research dynamics and atmosphere, good mentoring relationship etc
10. The personal attention from the PI. While standards were high, mentorship was provided to help you reach your goals.
11. Exciting projects, well-established platform for documentation, regular feedback from Flavio, freedom in implementing my own algorithms and code changes.
12. goal-oriented, productive, exciting
13. The opportunity to grow and be around such amazing research/potential.