A Typical Path for an Army Microbiologist – No Such Thing!

Vanessa R. Melanson, PhD
Career Paths
Military Science Research
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Having never worked in academia, I can’t accurately say what a normal career path is.  However, I did see what my advisor in graduate school, UMASS Graduate School of Biomedical Science (GSBS), went through on a day to day basis for the little over four plus years I was there.  Much of his job consisted of grant writing, teaching classes here and there (lectures to graduate students and labs to ...