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How Cell Biologists Work: Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz on uncovering biological surprises with microscopy; interdisciplinary science
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This month we are excited to hear from Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, whose past and present positions are as diverse as the scientific fields that her research encompasses. She is currently a senior group leader at the  … Read more

Is an Academic Career Just a Dream?
June 2018 NewsletterDear Labby

Dear Labby, I am a fifth-year cell biology graduate student doing basic research at a major research university. I am ambitious, worked hard during my rotations, and was rewarded by being accepted into the best-known  … Read more

What’s it all about? Microfluidics
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This installment of “What’s it all about?” will attempt to demystify the exciting miniature world of microfluidic technology, particularly as it pertains to cell biology and chip-sized cell culture systems. What are microfluidics? The term  … Read more

Deadline is Approaching: Submit your Celldance Proposal by June 15!

The beloved Celldance video program is on again for 2018 and the deadline is swiftly approaching! Celldance offers three member labs $1,000 production grants to use to create short films of their research. These videos  … Read more

Let’s face lab bullying, part 3
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Reporting the bully Most bullied trainees decide not to report the person who bullied them. As one postdoc says: “I am afraid that the department chair, provost, or HR would not be responsive.” Trainees who  … Read more

Jodi Nunnari’s full interview with NIGMS Director Jon Lorsch

Editor’s Note: What follows is the complete transcript of an interview conducted by ASCB President Jodi Nunnari with Jon Lorsch, director of the National Institute of General Medical Services (NIGMS) at the National Institutes of  … Read more

ASCB awards seven ‘Science Sandbox’ public engagement grants

The American Society for Cell Biology’s (ASCB) new Public Engagement Grants, supported by Science Sandbox, an initiative of the Simons Foundation, has selected seven finalists for the 2018 awards cycle. The grantees will receive from  … Read more