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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  … 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  … Read more

Preprint comments: boon or ‘bog?’

The ultimate benefit of preprints (scientific manuscripts posted online before the completion of peer review) is the acceleration of discovery by making work available to scientific colleagues without delay. But there are many ways preprints  … 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  … 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.  … Read more

Illuminating cell organization with CRISPR-based gene tagging

The genome editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas9 has opened many doors for biomedical research by allowing scientists to precisely edit DNA sequences and alter function. The technology offers hope for correcting genetic defects and preventing  … 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  … Read more