RE: NANFA-L-- Suction - I know, I know...

Irate Mormon (
Mon, 21 Aug 2006 23:05:34 -0500

>Much of academia is more interested in theory
>rather than "real" biology. You are expected to chase NSF money rather
>than smaller state and federal grants. Indeed, in many biology
>these days you are expected to be bringing in large grants as the
>university gets overhead (usually 49% of your total grant). Thus
>doing classical systematic work with a microscope and a few jars of
>ethanol doesn't really bring in any money, and would rarely get a job
>anymore at a university. But if you can mention the word biotech
>then they'll think you are wonderful.

Peter, my friend, I think you've nailed it!


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