There's a discussion here on a variety of topics, and in the comments, the issue of "homegrown" versus "bought" talent comes up. Of course, as may be par for the course, I suspect I see schools somewhat differently than the majority of the commenters there (I think of how awesome their NMR people are, naturally, followed by their biophysical chemists), so I was like, "How can someone say School X has no homegrown superstars - Professor Y went from fresh assistant professor to NAS electee in like 15 years?" But anyway.
I am feeling uncommonly pleasant and motivated this evening, though. Small victories in lab will do that to a person. I suppose I should power on through and finally finish up my taxes.
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