Recent Articles

CZI panelists say basic science holds key to cures for neurodegenerative diseases
February 2018 Newsletter

A panel discussion, “The Challenge of Neurodegenerative Diseases: Will Cell Biology Hold the Answer?” hosted by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), yielded lively discussion about the direction of basic scientific research. The discussion was one  … Read more

Sold-out doorstep meeting engages attendees with recent findings on neurodegenerative diseases
February 2018 Newsletter

The speakers at ASCB’s second Doorstep Meeting, held on the Saturday prior to the official beginning of the 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting in Philadelphia, focused on current discoveries and potential therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. In addition  … Read more

Pay to play: should trainees be compensated for extracurricular service?

Graduate students and postdocs participate in various service activities throughout their training. Service occurs in the form of outreach, teaching, advocacy, education, communication, professional development, community building, and administrative work. When I say service, I  … Read more

Biotech has a woman problem
February 2018 NewsletterWICB Columns

The biotechnology industry in the United States is envied and emulated around the world, and is poised to grow explosively in coming decades. It should continue to develop treatments for diseases and conditions thought incurable  … Read more

ASCB council discusses publishing, approves reduced membership rates for scientists from low-income countries
February 2018 Newsletter

The ASCB Council met December 1, 2017, prior to the ASCB|EMBO Meeting in Philadelphia. The day was jam-packed with updates from staff and committee chairs. The morning kicked off with a welcome to new Council  … Read more

Know an assistant professor in need of grant writing help?
February 2018 Newsletter

The ASCB Faculty Research and Education Development (FRED) Mentoring Program aims to promote grant funding success for junior faculty or senior postdocs at minority-serving institutions and other institutions with a commitment to students that are  … Read more

New home, new look for ASCB’s journals
February 2018 Newslettermboc

In late March Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) and CBE—Life Sciences Education (LSE) will move to a new hosting platform. With that change will come new, more modern website designs and new features. One  … Read more