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How Cell Biologists Work with Sadie Wignall of Northwestern University

I am excited to join the team for the 2018 edition of “How Cell Biologists Work.” Jenny Heppert started this series as a graduate student when she became curious about how different cell biologists approach science and life  … Read more

The science of science careers: never too late to consider options

This is the first post in a series highlighting the collaboration between COMPASS and CBE—Life Sciences Education (LSE)–featuring some of the exciting work that is being done to understand how we learn about science and  … Read more

HHMI chooses four ASCB members to join 2018 investigator cadre

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) today announced that it will invest $200 million in a new cadre of 19 investigators, a group of individuals known for pushing the boundaries of biomedical research. The four  … Read more

Out of la-la land

A friend from graduate school often referred to academia as “La-la land.” The expression has stuck with me, partially because I feel it to be true. The idealized academia bubble is a dream world to  … Read more

Joint NCI-ASCB conference reveals advanced cancer cell imaging methods

The number and types of advanced imaging techniques and technologies available to cell biologists today have grown exponentially over the last few years. As classical microscopy methods are refined and new imaging tools come online  … Read more

How to get started in STEM outreach

Public outreach is an essential piece of the scientific endeavor. Federal funding is a critical driving force for cell biology, and that funding must have taxpayer support. Without a basic understanding of the scientific process,  … Read more

Nogales voted 2020 president; four new council members chosen

Eva Nogales was elected by ASCB members to serve as ASCB President in 2020. Nogales is a Senior Faculty Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Professor of  … Read more