A Guide to PhD Success is written in a lighthearted style to appeal to undergraduate and graduate science majors from all over the world who have a passion for higher studies, specifically in regard to earning a PhD.
The author has attempted to keep young minds engaged by including useful real-life stories as well as placing emphasis on important points. It provides promising future scientists with information about each critical aspect necessary for one to succeed in a PhD program.
The handbook includes useful tips that will span students' graduate careers, from the initial stage of planning as a pre-doctoral fellow through attaining the doctoral degree. This guide not only lists the predicaments that a graduate student could potentially fall victim to, but provides valuable approaches to tackle such quandaries.
Born in India, first-time author Dr. Shaw M. Akula is a veterinarian with a passion for research. He is an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at East Carolina University's Brody School of Medicine in Greenville, North Carolina. His research expertise pertains to virology, cancer, and cell biology. His laboratory work includes research on AIDS-associated pathogens with a special emphasis on the latest addition to the human herpes virus, Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus. He has served on multiple grant review panels in the U.S. and Europe.