Dr. Ambika Mathur shares her story in leaving her job as a tenured professor to raise her twins and then back into academia.
“Earlier in my career, I never thought that I would leave research. Ever since I arrived in the United States as a Ph.D. student with the proverbial two bags in my hand and $50 in my pocket, my goal had been to become the best possible cancer researcher. I marched through my Ph.D. and postdoc, taking one weekend to get married followed by a honeymoon in the lab. Everything was on track as I landed a job as a tenure-track assistant professor with the requisite extramural funding.
Then, I found myself pregnant with twins who decided they wanted to enter the world early.“
Her article appears today in Magazine Science.