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


The Collaborating Trailing Spouse

Dear Labby, I am the “trailing” spouse. When it was time for my wife and me to get “real” jobs we decided that if we did not get two positions at the same place, one of us would become a technician/research professor in the other’s  … Read more

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ASCB Election: Murray, Weissman Run for ASCB President

Slate Includes Candidates for Secretary and Council; Treasurer Unopposed The two nominees for ASCB President-Elect are Andrew Murray, Harvard University, and Jonathan Weissman, University of California, San Francisco/HHMI. The elected candidate will serve on the Society’s Executive Committee as President-Elect in 2018, ASCB President in  … Read more

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Essays by Four ASCB-Gibco Prize Recipients

In fall 2016, ASCB awarded ASCB-Gibco Emerging Leader Prizes to three cell biology researchers. The prizes honor not-yet-tenured independent investigators with outstanding scientific accomplishments and strong publication track records. The prizes were underwritten by Gibco, a brand of Thermo Fisher Scientific. Peter Walter, 2016 ASCB  … Read more

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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 https://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 https://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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