18 January, 2006
Here’s an idea ganked totally out of context from my good buddy Kees’ codeblog:
1. What are the most important problems in your field?
2. Are you working on one of them?
3. Why not?
Not a bad way to think about any career, really.
Kind of awesome to be able to say yes to #2, after so many years of grad school. I have been added to a large project at work and had a conference call today with many important and brilliant people. The questions we are struggling with get to the very core of how genetics is affecting mental illness (well, they get to the core after I’ve kicked them around, anyway). It’s pretty exciting to be arguing them in this everyday “how do we manage and analyze the data” sort of way.