The ASCB Post staff brings you the latest news about science, advocacy, discovery, innovation, research and funding.


Negotiating for the Long Term

Dear Labby, I am in the admittedly enviable position of negotiating the terms of my first academic faculty position. My postdoc advisor has suggested that I negotiate aggressively and forcefully to get as much as possible on all fronts—for salary, start-up funding, ideal teaching responsibilities,  … Read more

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Winners of Comic Strip Announced

The ASCB is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Comic Contest organized by the Committee for Postdocs and Students.   Congratulations to…   1st place:  Natalie Sirisaengtaksin; University of Texas Health Science Center “But he’s so hard to shop for…” 2nd place: Rachel  … Read more

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Elevator Speech Contest

The premise of the One-Minute Elevator Speech Contest http://www.ascb.org/2016meeting/elevator-speech-contest/ is simple: The elevator door closes and you’ve got a trapped audience – a U.S. Senator, your dean, or Taylor Swift. Go for it! Sell your science in 60 seconds!  If you’re attending ASCB 2016, you can  … Read more

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Elevator Speech Contest

The premise of the One-Minute Elevator Speech Contest http://www.ascb.org/2016meeting/elevator-speech-contest/ is simple: The elevator door closes and you’ve got a trapped audience – a U.S. Senator, your dean, or Taylor Swift. Go for it! Sell your science in 60 seconds!  If you’re attending ASCB 2016, you can  … Read more

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Nanoparticles Probe Cell Signals Precisely

We may know a great deal about how cells interact with their environment and each other, but we haven’t been able to get down to the nitty-gritty of how those signal pathways work at a molecular, or even cell-wide, level. Traditional tools like atomic force  … Read more

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Glowing Stem Cell Structures Light a Path Toward Understanding

Getting a clearer view inside a normal cell is a critical part of understanding what goes wrong when disease sets things awry. At Saturday’s sub-group meeting on the biology of stem cells, the Allen Institute for Cell Science debuted the first group of human induced  … Read more

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A Scientist Walks Into an Elevator—Make a 60-Second Selfie of Your Best Science Pitch and Win at ASCB 2016

The premise of the One-Minute Elevator Speech Contest http://www.ascb.org/2016meeting/elevator-speech-contest/ is simple: The elevator door closes and you’ve got a trapped audience – a U.S. Senator, your dean, or Taylor Swift. Go for it! Sell your science in 60 seconds!  If you’re attending ASCB 2016, you can  … Read more

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Cell News—Kinetochore Can Swivel to Assemble the Mitotic Apparatus

Few things light up a cell biologist’s heart like the ingenious assembly of the mitotic spindle. Contemplating the intricacy of the kinetochore, the attachment point between the centromere and the microtubule apparatus that will divide up duplicated sister chromosomes, can bring tears to the eyes  … Read more

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McKinley and Sheltzer to Receive 2016 Bernfield and Gilula Awards

  Kara McKinley, now a postdoc in Ron Vale’s lab at the University of California, San Francisco, will receive the 2016 Merton Bernfield Memorial Award. The Bernfield Award honors a postdoctoral fellow or graduate student who has excelled at research. McKinley was selected for her graduate  … Read more

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