It took me 3 years to complete a 2 year Master’s degree. Why? Because I got stuck with someone else’s poorly planned excuse of a project. My PI promised that if I carefully executed the protocol my first authored paper would be “in the bag.” Have you ever done a DNA gel shift assay? If you have, you know that nothing can be further from the truth than an “in the bag” promise.
This video submission to the Molecular and Human Genetics Retreat 2011 at Baylor College of Medicine totally resonates with me. Thanks to Postdoc Forum for pointing it out!