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Starting your professional development in graduate school
COMPASS

Now that I’m in my fifth year of graduate school, everyone asks: “What will you do after you graduate?” I know they’re expecting a confident, specific answer—I chaired my department’s career development committee, so of  … Read more

Tax cut bill could raise taxes for graduate students
In The News

Congress is quickly working on a bill that, if passed, would make major changes to the U.S. tax system, including tax reductions that would reduce the amount of revenue coming into the federal government. The  … 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  … Read more

Embracing change to strengthen ASCB
November/December 2017 NewsletterPresident's Columns

Soon we will meet in Philadelphia for our Annual Meeting, where I will pass the gavel to incoming president Jodi Nunnari. As I prepare for this transition, I reflect on our Society, on the journey  … Read more

How will you celebrate World Science Day?

Every year, the world celebrates World Science Day for Peace and Development on November 10. The event was created in 2001 by the United Nations as a way to highlight the role science plays in  … Read more

ASCB among founding members of newly launched Scientific Society Publisher Alliance

A group of prestigious not-for-profit scientific membership societies, including the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), have announced the launch of the Scientific Society Publisher Alliance (SSPA), an initiative focused on building awareness of and  … Read more

Strengths and challenges of working with non-model organisms
COMPASS

There was a time when there was no such thing as a “model organism.” In the 19th century, Marine Institutes flourished all over the world and hosted labs where scientists could take advantage of the  … Read more