A Typical Path for an Army Microbiologist – No Such Thing!

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Having never worked in academia, I can’t accurately say what a normal career path is.  However, I did see what my advisor in graduate school, UMASS Graduate School of Biomedical Science (GSBS), went through on a day to day basis for the little over four plus years I was there.  Much of his job consisted of grant writing, teaching classes here and there (lectures to graduate students and labs to medical students), scientific paper writing and, when he could manage to squeeze in time, he would sneak into the lab and do an experiment