My path from Academia to Government Research

Brooke L. Hemming, PhD
Government Research
Changing Careers
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The crucial decision that determined the professional direction I ultimately undertook came about almost by default. At age 14, I resolved that I would complete a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology or a closely-related subject.  From that day forward, I defined myself as a future Ph.D. scientist.  One of my secret teen-age pleasures was to take the long public bus ride from my home town in northeast San Diego to La ...