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The importance of mentorship: how to make the most of who you know
COMPASS

Right after handing in my doctoral thesis I had the great opportunity to intern with Cancer Research UK, which is one of the most active science funding bodies in Europe and one of the most  … Read more

PhDs explore the leap from research science to commerce
September 2017 Newsletter

As life science PhD students and postdocs scan the horizon for possible careers, many are turning to the one-week ASCB­–Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) course Managing Science in the Biotech Industry to learn what a biosciences  … Read more

ASCB fights to protect H1-B Visas; Science funding faring better in Congress than in the Trump budget
September 2017 NewsletterPublic Policy Briefings

Public Policy Briefing ASCB fights to protect H1-B Visas Since taking office, the Trump Administration has agitated for immigration reform, even launching the “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order in April to encourage the U.S.  … Read more

MAC Holds 2017 Faculty Research and Education Development Program
September 2017 Newsletter

On July 13, 2017, the ASCB Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC) kicked off its annual Faculty Research and Education Development (FRED) Program in Seattle, WA. The FRED Program is a year-long program to promote grant funding  … Read more

Taking the Terror out of Random Call
September 2017 NewsletterEdComm

Regardless of our current role in academe, education—for us and for our students—is central to our identity as scientists. With that in mind, the ASCB Education Committee (EdComm) is pleased to offer Office Hours with  … Read more

Understanding nature through description
September 2017 NewsletterPresident's Columns

I had the good fortune to have an exceptionally good anatomy teacher during my first year of medical school. One of the exercises during labs was to identify structures. I recall how adamant he was  … Read more

The India March for Science
COMPASS

Four months after the global March for Science was organized in many cities of the world, India observed its own March for Science on August 9, 2017. Marking the 75th anniversary of the Quit India  … Read more