Career enhancement sessions provide diverse offerings for meeting attendees
September 2017 Newsletter

Along with the myriad scientific speeches, talks, and Symposia offered at the 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting in Philadelphia this December, the meeting provides attendees with more than three dozen career enhancement and special interest learning sessions. These sessions cover a broad array of topics to interest  … Read more

Scientists without borders: Club SciWri

It was a crisp fall afternoon when I attended a lecture by Ananda Ghosh on technology transfer at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. I thoroughly enjoyed the talk and like always, I decided to connect with the speaker on LinkedIn. While browsing Ananda’s LinkedIn profile,  … Read more

The importance of mentorship: how to make the most of who you know
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Right after handing in my doctoral thesis I had the great opportunity to intern with Cancer Research UK, which is one of the most active science funding bodies in Europe and one of the most interesting places to work that I have ever come across.  … Read more

PhDs explore the leap from research science to commerce
September 2017 Newsletter

As life science PhD students and postdocs scan the horizon for possible careers, many are turning to the one-week ASCB­–Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) course Managing Science in the Biotech Industry to learn what a biosciences industry future looks like. “What we’ve found is that the  … Read more

MAC Holds 2017 Faculty Research and Education Development Program
September 2017 Newsletter

On July 13, 2017, the ASCB Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC) kicked off its annual Faculty Research and Education Development (FRED) Program in Seattle, WA. The FRED Program is a year-long program to promote grant funding success of junior faculty at institutions with a strong commitment  … Read more

Taking the Terror out of Random Call
September 2017 Newsletter

Regardless of our current role in academe, education—for us and for our students—is central to our identity as scientists. With that in mind, the ASCB Education Committee (EdComm) is pleased to offer Office Hours with EdComm, a column addressing broad issues in education, ranging from  … Read more

The scientist’s dilemma: The average person doesn’t understand what I do

In April over a million people marched in 600+ marches around the world advocating for science. As a scientist who wanted to be part of that movement, I pursued communications training through the STEM Ambassador Program (STEMAP), a research and public engagement project funded by  … Read more

How Cell Biologists Work: Derek Applewhite on introducing undergraduates to the wonders of microscopy
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Derek Applewhite is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Reed College, in Portland, Oregon. Applewhite’s lab studies the mechanisms of cytoskeleton regulation that are critical for cell shape change and cell movements. The Applewhite lab uses Drosophila (fruit fly) and Drosophila cells (S2 cells and  … Read more

Four ways trainees can use leadership as self-care
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What does your go-to example of a leader look like? Is it the president of your university? A camp counselor who took your group on an overnight hike? It might be easy to think of someone in a position that may seem unattainable to you  … Read more

Medical Science Liaison: a career option for PhDs
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In the past, earning a PhD degree would typically lead to an academic position at a research institute or university. However, PhDs do not necessarily have to choose the path of academia and research. It’s high time that PhDs are provided with information about various  … Read more