How to hack life science research: part 1

In my last post I talked about a major problem I see in scientific research right now: the set of pressures and incentives on scientific researchers that promotes publication and grant funding at the expense of real progress that can meaningfully change health care. In a nod to Clayton Christensen’s sustaining vs. disruptive technology paradigm … More How to hack life science research: part 1

A problem with science: Disruptive vs. Sustaining Research

Over the past three years, as I’ve spent time in a wonderful lab full of exciting and supportive people doing research I greatly enjoyed, I’ve had to think a great deal about why exactly I feel so compelled to make an early exit from academic science. The main reason has to do with researchers’ incentives, … More A problem with science: Disruptive vs. Sustaining Research