Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity resources
*Impostor Syndrome and You: A Discussion of a Little-Discussed Phenomenon published in Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, an American Phytopathological Society Journal
Avoiding Implicit Bias in reading & writing Letters of Recommendation
- Avoiding racial bias
- Avoiding gender bias
- Materials to host 1 hr workshop on implicit bias in letters of recommendation
Resources for Faculty
- UC Davis STEM Faculty Resource Guide - For Faculty Starting to Learn about Equity, Inclusion, Justice and Anti Racism
- Rubrics for departmental self-assessments:
- Funding opportunities for graduate fellowships to support underrepresented trainees
Experimental (Methods, training resources, etc)
The Philosophy in PhD
- iBiology’s Planning Your Scientific Journey.. A self-paced online class (6 weeks; ~2-3 hrs / week) that will allow you to develop:
- Criteria to evaluate a research question.
- A plan for how to approach your scientific question and other research goals.
- An agenda for a meeting with your mentor to get feedback on your plan.
Data Visualization & Presentation Resources
- An assortment of Tiffany’s tips & tricks for visual presentations using ppt and illustrator. Download here
- Scientific illustration resource: Margaret Senior Plant Disease Bulletins
- Plant Illustrations Figshare Group
- BioRender platform for biological figure design Note: The free version exports with watermarks.
- Stratton’s bioinformatics course webpage with useful bioinformatics information, articles, databases, etc. compiled and created by Dr. Edward Marcotte of UT–Austin
Career / professional development resources
- Tool: The most intuitive meeting scheduling tool www.when2meet.com
- Article: ‘Growth Mindset’ vs ‘Fixed Mindset’. Adopting a growth mindset might improve your resilience to the imposter syndrome.
- Article: Tips for PhD students & early career researchers
- Article: The quest for postdoctoral independence: How to step out from the shadow of your principal investigator
- Resource: Writing letters of recommendation with less implicit bias.
Science Communication (#SciComm) Resources
Tiffany’s Advice for Grant and Paper writing
Curated from diverse sources that are hopefully cited properly.
- Lecture 1: The Human Context of Grantsmanship
- Lecture 2: High Impact Writing (Word Choice)
- Lecture 3: High Impact Writing: Building Sentences
- Lecture 4: Writing Strategies
- Bacterial genetics: A how-to guide to notation on naming bacterial genotypes and phenotypes by Tiffany Lowe-Power
- Getting started: An Ode to the Shitty First Draft by Angely Mercado.
- Revising and improving: Effective and High Impact Writing (pdf) handout from ASM workshop led by Dr. Susan Marriott and Dr. Sonia Morgan-Linnell. This will help you diagnose ‘bad writing’ and revise your writing.
- Revising and improving: Science of scientific writing (pdf) by George Dopen and Judith Swan
- Abstracts: Annotated example of how to write an abstract (aka Summary)
- Advice for a Strong NSF proposal by Caitilyn Allen
- The Human Context of Granstsmanship 1 hr lecture by Tiffany Lowe-Power with materials adapted from Gary Roberts and JD Sauer at UW-Madison and John Boothroyd at Stanford.
Writing Letters of recommendation
- Peer-Reviewing Scientific Manuscripts by Caitilyn Allen
Conferences / Talks / Posters
- Why and how to write abstracts for conferences by David Gadoury
- Guide to preparing a research talk by Luis Pedro Coelho
- Guides to printing scientific posters on wrinkle-free cloth through Spoonflower.com. Guide 1 and Guide 2. Plan for 10 business for printing & shipping.
- Better Poster Blog. Although I don’t perfectly agree with this authors’ opinions, they have suggestions on how to improve scientific poster design.