We recently sent out a survey to all lab alumni to get an idea how they see their time in the Frohlich Lab. Response rate was about 30%. Here are the answers to the question about what the alumni like about the lab:
1. Excellent atmosphere for in-depth discussion of science -- this spanned from big picture conceptual framing to specific methodological considerations (e.g. how to do experiments, how to do computations for analysis). Another excellent aspect was ensuring that we had the tools we needed to do our work (processes set in place for ordering equipment, contacts established at DLAM/IRB, lab duties assigned to specific individuals).
2. The open-mindedness and the fact that every opinion, no matter the seniority or academic status, was taken seriously and weighted the same.
3. I really appreciated that there were lots of opportunities for hands on work, which allowed me to gain skills in several areas such as histology, imaging, and animal training
4. Flavio's dedication to his work and his team is unparalleled. He has very high expectations but does reward and acknowledge accordingly when one meets them. [....]
5. Open and flexible work environment
6. The lab was very welcoming and instructive. I had the opportunity to do hands on work rather than just data entry.
7. I was given a lot of responsibility as an undergraduate and Flavio and the grad students helped me develop a lot of skills that have helped me in future research and have made me a good candidate for grad school.
8. Collegial environment, wonderful people, patience with my relative lack of bench work experience.
9. Research projects, research dynamics and atmosphere, good mentoring relationship etc
10. The personal attention from the PI. While standards were high, mentorship was provided to help you reach your goals.
11. Exciting projects, well-established platform for documentation, regular feedback from Flavio, freedom in implementing my own algorithms and code changes.
12. goal-oriented, productive, exciting
13. The opportunity to grow and be around such amazing research/potential.
The land of cheese, chocolate, and watches. But also the land of a great history of neurology and psychiatry (here is one example in the words of Wikipedia). In that context, I am delighted to announce a new collaboration of the Frohlich Lab and the Carolina Center for Neurostimulation with one of the leading Neurology departments in Europe, the Department of Neurology at the Insel Spital (University Hospital) in Bern. I have been appointed adjunct associate professor of neurology and my role will be to build bridges and contribute to teaching and research endeavors that span across the Atlantic. I am truly excited about this opportunity since science for me has always been a global collaboration.
What makes this particularly exciting is the innovative Sleep-Wake-Epilepsy-Centre run by Profs Bassetti and Schindler, which is at the forefront of studying network dynamics in both clinical and preclinical settings. This center is a place of cutting-edge research and outstanding patient care. We are honored to contribute and are looking forward to many exciting scientific endeavors. You can read more about the center here (pdf in English).
In addition, I would like to draw your attention to a new journal for which I am serving on the editorial board. It is called Clinical and Translational Neuroscience and published by Sage. This journal addresses a growing need for a journal that truly bridges science and medicine in the context of neurosciece. I encourage you to submit a manuscript!