David Mendes, PhD


David Mendes, PhD

Producer and host

Once he completed his PhD in cell biology in 2010 and knowing that the academic path was not the one for him, David scrambled to figure out how he could leverage his training and his strengths outside the university walls.

After finding out about medical communications and working in that space for five years, David became a solopreneur offering specialized translation and medical writing services in the biomedical domain, a space where he could put to use his language skills, as well as his scientific background.

In parallel to all this, and motivated by conversations with young researchers in the context of career fairs and career panels, David developed an interested for exploring the different ways people have navigated professional and personal life after completing their graduate degree. This curiosity and a deep-seated wish to help those now going through graduate school is what led him to launch the Papa PhD podcast.

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