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What’s next after a PhD?
October 2017 NewsletterDear Labby

Dear Labby, I am about 18 months from filing my PhD thesis (finally) and I am considering my post-PhD options. I am thinking not only about a postdoc but also about whether to join a  … Read more

What’s it all about? Organoids
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The second installment of the “What’s it all about series?” aims to tackle the broad utilization of in vitro three-dimensional (3D) culture models, termed organoids. There are numerous definitions for what constitutes an organoid, and  … Read more

Cryo-EM: Nobel Prize-winning technique that’s sharpening view into cells

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to the team of scientists responsible for developing cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), which allows researchers to view biomolecules with high resolution. The Nobel laureates include Jacques Dubochet  … Read more

Nicholas R. Davenport
Nicholas R. Davenport to receive MBoC Paper of the Year Award
October 2017 NewsletterAwards

Nicholas R. Davenport of the Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, was named by the Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) Editorial Board as recipient of the 26th annual MBoC Paper  … Read more

Hone your elevator speech
October 2017 Newsletter

Want some help perfecting your elevator speech? Being able to summarize your scientific research concisely and eloquently is crucial—whether you’re speaking to a family member, neighbor, or politician. First attend the Advocacy Toolbox organized by  … Read more

Erika C. Shugart, ASCB Executive Director
Behind the scenes at ASCB
October 2017 NewsletterExecutive Director's Columns

As a member of ASCB you know that we support cell biologists by helping them share their research through our journals, Molecular Biology of the Cell and CBE—Life Sciences Education; network at our Annual Meeting;  … Read more

Will Congress set back fetal tissue research?; Congress poised to reject Trump cuts to NIH, NSF budgets
October 2017 NewsletterPublic Policy Briefings

Will Congress Set Back Fetal Tissue Research? In the weeks before Congress adjourned for its August recess, the House of Representatives’ Committee on Appropriations lit the fuse to a legislative bomb. It didn’t make the  … Read more