Recent Articles

How Cell Biologists Work: Abby Dernburg on meiosis and mindfulness

Abby Dernburg is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and a Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. The Dernburg lab studies the great mysteries of meiosis:  … Read more

Laptops or No Laptops in Class? It’s Complicated
December 2018 Newsletter

Dear Education Committee, I’m considering a no-laptop policy in my class because I notice that students get distracted when they have their computers open. Is this a good idea? What other factors should I consider  … Read more

Office Hours With the Education Committee – June 2018
June 2018 Newsletter

Dear Educator, I’m a trainee at a research university. I like doing research, but I have enjoyed my experiences teaching students in the classroom and the lab even more. I don’t really know what I  … Read more

A Sound-Based Probe for Cellular Mechanics
December 2018 Newsletter

Researchers from the laboratory of Gijs Wuite at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, collaborating with scientists from Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, University of Groningen in The Netherlands, and the University of Barcelona  … Read more

Mutually beneficial research partnerships for equity and innovation in science
December 2018 Newsletter

When describing commitment necessary in professional sports, the Pro Football Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster John Madden described the commitment in terms of your typical breakfast of bacon and eggs. He stated, “The chicken  … Read more

New cohort of ASCB Fellows announced for 2018
October 2018 Newsletter

Election as a Fellow of ASCB is an honor bestowed upon ASCB members by their peers. This year,12 members have been named Fellows in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the field of cell biology and  … Read more

Seeing beyond sight: new computational approaches to understanding cells
December 2018 Newsletter

Since Leeuwenhoek’s first illustrations were published, biologists have strived and struggled to extract understanding from the often noisy and nearly transparent interiors of cells. To better determine and comprehend all of the principles that drive  … Read more