How Scientists Can Thrive in the Startup World · The Macro

When Dave Messina entered a graduate program for genomics in 1998, he was elated. He was taking the first steps of what could be a career at a top-tier university, working on scientific research that could impact millions of lives.But while his chosen field had so much promise, he realized that for him, the academic environment might not.“I looked around, and saw that some of the smartest scientists I’d ever met were having trouble getting funded, and moving forward in their research,” Messina says. “The life of an academic scientist is really hard. You’ve got to really, really want it. And even then, for many people it just doesn’t work out.”

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