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How Cell Biologists Work: Ron Vale on converting chemical energy into mechanical work and curiosity into discovery

Ron Vale is a professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology Department at the University of California, San Francisco and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. Vale’s lab studies how the contents of  … Read more

Members in the News for July 2017
July/August 2017 NewsletterMembers in the News

Several members of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) have attained notable achievements in recent weeks. Congratulations to one and all. 2017 Shaw Prize for Life Science and Medicine Ian Gibbons (left) and Ron Vale  … Read more

Five ways to make the most of your conference experience
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Attending conferences is one of the most important parts of being a scientist. You get to connect with other researchers from all over the world and share your work with them, gaining precious feedback and  … Read more

IWISE: The New York Stem Cell Foundation’s strategies for advancing women in science
July/August 2017 NewsletterWICB Columns

The mission of the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) is to accelerate cures for the major diseases of our time through stem cell research, and we believe that gender equality in science, medicine, and  … Read more

Nanoscale forces measured in aortic smooth muscle cells tell story of disease

Researchers from Virginia Tech and the University of Pittsburgh have collaborated to employ a novel nanoscale fibrous system that can measure the tiny forces exerted by and upon individual cells with extreme precision. The team  … Read more

Great expectations
July/August 2017 NewsletterDear Labby

Dear Labby, I have just joined a top research lab for my postdoc. I was very successful in graduate school, where my advisor gave me complete freedom to come and go as I pleased and  … Read more

What happens when your lab decides to switch institutions?
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Throughout my training, I’ve seen many labs leave my institution and many labs arrive, and I always thought, “I’m glad it isn’t happening to me” …until one day, it did. Toward the end of my  … Read more