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May 2016 Newsletter

A complete list of upcoming meetings can be found at The following meeting was added since the last issue of the Newsletter: August 14-19, 2016. Proctor Academy in Andover, NH Plant and Microbial Cytoskeleton  … Read more

How Cell Biologists Work: Jessica Feldman, from blue monkeys to buying all the lottery tickets

Jessica Feldman is an assistant professor at Stanford University in the Department of Biology. Feldman’s lab is investigating how different types of cells organize their microtubule cytoskeletons and the impact of that on the shapes  … Read more

Volunteering in your scientific society: six lessons from a COMPASS alum

Compared with all other ASCB committees, membership in the Committee for Postdocs and Students (COMPASS) fluctuates with a fast tempo, since students graduate and postdocs are not permanent positions. Since its formation in 2013, COMPASS  … Read more

Maquat Receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Science from International RNA Society

Lynne E. Maquat has received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award in Science from the International RNA Society for her research on what happens in cells during disease, making seminal contributions to the understanding of RNA’s  … Read more

How Cell Biologists Work: Gaia Pigino on grace under pressure, making things, understanding cilium

Gaia Pigino is a research group leader at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG). Her group uses cryo-EM and electron tomography to uncover the structural organization of protein complexes within  … Read more

Council approves strategic plan; visits Capitol Hill during spring meeting

Members of the American Society for Cell Biology’s (ASCB) Council met May 15 and 16 in Bethesda for their spring business meeting as well as to meet with members of Congress on May 17. The  … Read more

ASCB statement on the reappointment of Francis Collins as NIH director

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is pleased with the announcement by the White House that Francis Collins has been permanently reappointed as Director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). Since being  … Read more

In Memoriam: Nancy L.R. Bucher, 104, pioneer of growth control and catalytic member of ASCB
June 2017 NewsletterIn Memoriam

Nancy Bucher, who died in February, was one of the first women to receive an MD degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, but this was not to be her “last first.” In  … Read more