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Cell News—Cells store extra membrane to keep up with supply and demand

Cells store extra membrane along pits and protrusions in the cell surface. But how cells regulate those membrane stores is not well understood. ASCB members Lauren Figard, Anna Marie Sokac, and colleagues at the Baylor  … Read more

Cell News—Endoplasmic reticulum protein involved in plasma membrane lipid regulation

Organelles once thought to be independent are coming to light as allies. Research in the last few years has built evidence that interactions between the endoplasmic reticulum and the plasma membrane play a role in  … Read more

Jodi Nunnari elected as 2018 President of American Society for Cell Biology

Jodi Nunnari was elected by American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) members to serve as ASCB President in 2018. Nunnari, Professor and Chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of  … Read more

Aathavan Karunakaran—Imaging Scientist

1. Please describe your current position. As an imaging scientist in a small start up (5-10 people) I was responsible for many aspects of an imaging platform for a clinical diagnostic product. (Note: The responses  … Read more

Preparing Your Academic Chalk Talk

If you are one of the lucky applicants to score an interview for a tenure-track academic position, you will want to do everything you can to ensure that your interview is successful. When applying for  … Read more

Cell News—Signaling OK to exit mitosis when spindle is aligned

In budding yeast if the mitotic spindle isn’t properly aligned, the cells won’t divide. But whether the cell signaling causes a halt in mitosis when the spindle is misoriented, or whether a properly oriented spindle  … Read more

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Programs Support Budding Scientists Early

A 2015 issue of Nature reports that only about 26% of PhD students pursue tenure or tenure-track positions in academia once they acquire degrees. The figure highlights a growing problem in the scientific workforce—PhD graduates  … Read more