Ten Things I Love About My Academic Job

academic love I recently saw an interesting blog post which lists the "Top Ten Things" that Dr. Ronald Vale, Professor and Chair of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, ay UCSF loves about his academic job in the sciences.

The following are two of his ten points. You can see the rest of Vale's list on Brian Malow's blog, Zero Gravity.

  1. Freedom to choose your own directions
  2. Reinventing oneself throughout one’s career – flexibility

What do you love about being in the academic field?