ASCB members share important research through Celldance “Tell your own cell story” videos
November/December 2017 Newsletter

The beloved Celldance video program is back for 2017, with more dazzling cell videos—reminding us of the stunning beauty as well as the practical significance of cell biology research. Celldance is a program supported by the ASCB Public Information Committee to promote public engagement and  … Read more

Symposium explores metabolism at the cellular level
November/December 2017 Newsletter

In Western nations, obesity and diabetes have led to a form of fatty liver disease (FLD) that, in certain individuals, can progress to cirrhosis and deadly liver cancer. How and why these life-threatening medical conditions develop remain unclear. This will be one of the topics  … Read more

Ethical and Inspiring Mentorship in STEM symposium
COMPASS

Among the many roles that scientists play, mentoring younger scientists is one for which researchers are rarely trained. In the current STEM research environment, where lack of funding is but one of the systemic issues young scientists face, the roles, responsibilities, and career trajectories are  … Read more

Baumeister, Lippincott-Schwartz, and Voeltz on the structure of the cell
October 2017 Newsletter

Since Robert Hooke first observed cork under a microscope in 1665, cell biologists have been trying to understand the complex structure of these tiny life units. Presenters at a Symposium on the Structure of the Cell, slated for Sunday, December 3, at 8:00 am at  … Read more

The Cell Biology of Neurons Symposium
October 2017 Newsletter

The Cell Biology of Neurons—how these specialized cells develop their branched morphology, how they transport signals, and how neurobiological mutations impact human disease—is the topic of a Symposium to be held Monday, December 4, at 8:00 am during the 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting. Understanding the molecular  … Read more

Neurobiologist, Immunologist honored with 2017 Louis-Jeantet Prize for medicine
October 2017 NewsletterAwards

Neurobiologist Silvia Arber of Switzerland and immunologist Caetano Reis e Sousa of Portugal were named the winners of the 2017 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine. Both will present lectures during the 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting in Philadelphia. Arber, professor of neurobiology at the Biozentrum, University of Basel,  … Read more

Kimberly D. Tanner
Tanner to receive Bruce Alberts award for excellence in science education
October 2017 NewsletterAwards

Kimberly D. Tanner, a professor in the Biology Department at San Francisco State University, will receive the Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education, for her tireless work to build local and national capacity for evidence-based teaching and biology education research. A major thrust  … Read more

Fred Kavli Keynote Lecture: What a tiny worm taught Cori Bargmann about the brain
October 2017 Newsletter

The microscopic worm Caenorhabditis elegans has a story to tell, and Cori Bargmann wants to hear it. But along the way, this geneticist and neurobiologist has been recruited to lead an innovative research organization with amazing potential. Bargmann plans to shine the spotlight on both  … Read more

2017 E.E. Just Award winner is JoAnn Trejo
October 2017 NewsletterAwards

It was during summers as an undergraduate while living in a small cottage on the property of immigrant engineering professor Antoni Oppenheim that this year’s E.E. Just Award winner JoAnn Trejo’s passion for science was fostered. Oppenheim’s mentoring—and certainly Trejo’s own strength and gumption—propelled her  … Read more

Wang nets ASCB 2017 Early Career Life Scientist Award
October 2017 NewsletterAwards

Meng Wang of Baylor College of Medicine has been named winner of the 2017 ASCB Early Career Life Scientist Award. The award, given each year since 1999 to an outstanding scientist who has been an independent investigator for seven or fewer years, will be presented  … Read more