But, I'm not young. And crap that irritates me, it's there. It was there. It is there. It will continue to be there.
So what now?
I do animal models of a disease entity. As an aside, it also generates data to answer some basic science questions. These questions are of lesser interest to NIH, but drive me.
I review papers of the clinicians who work with the actual human patients, as opposed to my animal patients. They do not cite me, unless in review I make a point of saying: you are ignoring animal work that speak directly to your results, and in some cases, contradicts your results, or perhaps suggests a different interpretation.
The young clinicians, BigDogs in training, cite themselves, their mentor, and a few other people who have spun out of the BSD, BigBig Dog's lab.
Shall I add that BigBigDog is rude as hell to me at meetings? That is, when he's not being condescending about the role of animal research in his clinical specialty.
Why is this short-frosting material? Because its the being ignored part. It's the arrogance of "only our group is worth citing". These guys know the other work, they Just. Don't. Care. Being ignored is what I have battled from day one in academics. At clinical meetings. In discussion groups. In Basic Science meetings, when my stuff isn't shiny enough.
There comes a point when a woman gets tired of it. That's not a good place. There also comes a point where a woman says to herself: "Self, I say, you do good work. You are published. You are funded. Screw the bastards". That is a much better place.