Leslie Williams

Leslie studied neuroscience and conducted research at UCLA. She now works with labs to streamline workflows and save money.

Developing lab culture: The science of support

If you don’t have a lab mentor, you should find one—at least according to three former scientists here at Quartzy. To clarify, this isn’t any ole PI or boss. This is someone who will help you grow, be there for you to vet ideas, provide feedback,

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Buying lab supplies: How to find trusted alternatives that save money

If you're a scientist working on a tight budget ― which is most of us these days ― you face a familiar dilemma: how to stretch your funds as far as they can go without compromising the quality of your work.

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Celebrate 'Chocolate Day' with science you'll love

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New year, new lab: 5 ways to make a great impression

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Social science: Connecting with lab mates, peers, and colleagues

As if research weren’t challenging enough, wrought with numerous variables capable of slowing even the savviest scientists, there’s one ever-present aspect that often goes overlooked: socialization. Scientists in all fields will, at some point in

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Capitalizing on your science conference experience

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Lab management: Affecting effective change

I’ve never managed a lab. After doing undergraduate research while studying neuroscience at UCLA, I found I was much better suited for life outside the lab coat. But I was fortunate to land a job at Quartzy, where I get to merge my scientific

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Lab management: Inventory importance

I often ask labs a seemingly simple question: “Do you have an inventory?” About half of them respond with a hesitant “Ahh, no.” To be clear, by “an inventory,” I only mean a list of items in the lab and where they’re located. This can be in the

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