a new discussion thread for those of us who are trying to set up labs? It would be nice to discuss experiences with different vendors/products, strategies for stretching startup money, etc.I hereby announce this open thread. Enjoy.
Also, I wanted to note this request on Twitter from Julia Kalow on good literature to read in preparation for running a new laboratory that generated a lot of good responses, including this small list of "new assistant prof lit":
- "Advice for a Young Investigator" (Santiago Ramón y Cajal)
- "Making the Right Moves" (HHMI)
- "At the Helm" (Kathy Barker)
- "Teach Better, Save Time, and Have More Fun: A Guide to Teaching and Mentoring in Science" (Penny J. Beuning, Dave Z. Besson, Scott A. Snyder, Ingrid DeVries Salgado)
UPDATE: Here's Paul's thread from 2013 talking about new laboratory setup, deals and pitfalls.