Lessons Learned is STAT Plus’ column on careers in biomedicine. If you’re thinking of jumping from academics to industry/business or vice versa, join us for useful tips. And if you’ve recently jumped, send us a note: kate.sheridan@statnews.com. Your experience might make a future column.

Who we talked to: Joe Burns, 35, head of biology at Decibel Therapeutics, Cambridge, Mass.

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  • Great article. There are a lot of great ways to use a PhD and a lot of interesting problems to solve in academia, in government, and in the private sector.

    My advisor was a bit disappointed when I didn’t choose academia, but I’ve never regretted it and always had interesting problems to work on (and never had to spend a day chasing a grant).

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