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    Su-Jun Lim-Higbie
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    Last November, I successfully completed the transition from basic research to technology transfer. As opposed to worn out t-shirts and jeans, I now have an entirely new wardrobe with clothing classified as “business casual.” To date, the most common question I received is how it feels to leave science.  But I wonder, have I really left science?  About a decade ago, I enrolled in graduate school to pursue my passion in scientific research. I was particularly drawn to molecular genetics and hence joined a lab to study the RNAi pathway and heterochromatin regulation using Drosophila as a model. When I completed my doctoral degree, I came to yet another crossroad, not different from the one I experienced at the end of high school, but with significantly fewer options. I was considering between continuing with postdoctoral ...