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Alex Szatmary

Alex Szatmary, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Ralph Nossal at the NIH Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Alex uses mathematical models to study how cells get to places in the body, in particular how endothelial cells direct neutrophils to inflammation sites and how migrating cells can coordinate their motion by generating chemical gradients. He teaches Survey of Biomedical Physics through FAES and facilitates a writing group. He is a coffee snob, an avid podcast fan, and a reader of postmodern fiction.

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Using SMART Goals to Make Scientific Progress

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Alex's desk in the lab has a laptop, monitor and neatly organized papers (plus some dinosaur coffee mugs)

As a theoretician in the lab of Dr. Ralph Nossal (NICHD), I use mathematical modeling to study how cells get to places in the body. Most of my time is focused on completing clearly written goals born from project plans. A system of timers, project plans, and goals keeps me on track to do what I need to do so that I can get back to the fun part of my job that I would happily do for free.