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Networking, postdoc issues and career advances are happening at NPA 2016

“Network, network, network” is the clichéd battle cry sung from the rooftops at every career development seminar you can set foot in. But when you are a postdoc trying to finish two papers while working  … Read more

Reassessing postdoctoral needs—an NPA Advocacy Committee Survey

NIH and NSF define a postdoc as “an individual who has received a doctoral degree (or equivalent) and is engaged in a temporary and defined period of mentored advanced training to enhance the professional skills  … Read more

Thinking about Celldance 2016?

Edison Leung and colleagues at Albert Einstein made a Celldance video last year. Here are his tips for thinking in video terms and for talking to a broad audience. This post was originally featured on  … Read more

Cell News—New tool to predict off-target sites for CRISPR/Cas9 sgRNA design

CRISPR/Cas9 is a powerful tool for gene editing, and it can also be used for genetic screens. However, the single-guide RNA (sgRNA) that targets Cas9 can have off-target effects. Now John Doench, David Root, and  … Read more

In Memoriam—Howard Green, Alfred Gilman, & Jeff Schatz

ASCB notes the deaths late last year of three cell biology pioneers—Howard Green, Alfred Gilman, and Gottfried “Jeff” Schatz. All three were longtime ASCB members.   Howard Green, who died October 31, 2015, age 90,  … Read more

Membership Committee Strives to Meet the Needs of ASCB Members
January 2016 Newsletter

Membership Committee’s charge is to consider, review, and recommend programs and services that will best serve the needs of the membership and support the Society’s overall mission. In 2016, the Committee welcomes four new members,  … Read more

ASCB 2015—Exploring the Frontiers of Cell Biology in San Diego
January 2016 Newsletter

Cajal bodies, snurposomes, Balbiani bodies, magnetoreception—terms both familiar and obscure and the new science behind them were flying fast and furious at ASCB 2015 as speaker after speaker expanded the definition and extended the frontiers  … Read more