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Hashem Dbouk

Hashem is a Postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Melanie H. Cobb, studying regulation and interactions of WNK protein family members. Email: Hashem.Dbouk@UTSouthwestern.edu


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The American Society for Cell Biology is a professional society that was founded in 1960. Its mission statement says: ASCB is an inclusive community of biologists studying the cell, the fundamental unit of life.


New Parkinson’s Target Discovered on a Lark

The latest “lark” research was not by an ornithologist studying birds, rather by a group of Parkinson’s disease researchers investigating the Park8 gene, which encodes the protein, leucine-rich repeat kinase-2 (LRRK2, pronounced “lark 2”), which has been identified as a susceptibility gene in both familial  … Read more

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Consensus grows on preprints in biology

On February 16-17 at HHMI Headquarters outside of Washington, DC, 70 attendees (junior and senior scientists, representatives from funding agencies, publishers, editors, postdocs, and Nobel Laureates) came together for ASAPbio, a meeting to discuss the role of preprints in communicating research in biology. Because this  … Read more

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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 on your career transition grant and finding a job, going  … Read more

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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 The Doctor’s Tablet, the blog of Albert Einstein College of  … Read more

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Increasing Diversity in a Changing Research Landscape: A Special Subgroup at the ASCB Annual Meeting

The last year has seen an increase in the number of meetings, summits, and papers calling for changes in the way we fund and structure biomedical research. However, we need to ensure that any changes also improve diversity in STEM to better reflect the population  … Read more

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Books By Members

Principles of Neurobiology, by Liqun Luo (2015), Garland Science, ISBN 9780815344926

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Members in the News

Steve Almo, an ASCB member since 2004, is the new Chair of Biochemistry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Thomas Pollard of Yale University, an ASCB member since 1970, received the Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal. The medal recognizes distinguished achievement in scholarship, teaching, academic  … Read more

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Did You Know…?

It’s THAT Time of Year… Time to renew your ASCB membership for 2016,* update your journal subscriptions, and make your yearly donation to ASCB. ASCB members enjoy discounts of 20% to 36% on 2016 subscriptions to selected science journals. Special reduced rates available to ASCB  … Read more

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Recent Local Meeting: 2015 Triangle Cytoskeleton Meeting

Research Triangle, NC. September 21, 2015 TCM organizers Carlos Patiño Descovich (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Dan Keeley (Duke University), and Vincent Boudreau (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) Following an incredible turnout at the inaugural Triangle Cytoskeleton Meeting (TCM) in 2014, the hosts  … Read more

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Search for Executive Director — Bethesda, MD

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) seeks an inspirational and dynamic leader to serve as its next Executive Director (ED). Founded in 1960, ASCB is the primary voice for the cell biology community. It is dedicated to advancing scientific discovery, advocating sound research policies,  … Read more

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