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 that funds us. At the very least, th…

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Effective leadership in a research environment

Leadership is defined by Merriam-Webster as “the power or ability to lead other people.” But what does that really mean, and how can one do it effectively? Specifically in a research environment, leadership is a crucial skill for future investigators to develop during their own research training…

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Erin Cadwalder—Government Relations Associate at Lewis-Burke Associates

1. Please describe your current position: I do public and science policy as a government relations associate at Lewis-Burke Associates. We are a lobbying and consultant firm; our clients are all either mid to …

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Reproducibility in Science

The scientific method relies heavily on the reproducibility of experimental data. In fact, reproducibility implies t…

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Jonah Cool—Scientist II at Organovo

1. Please describe your current position. I am a Scientist in the Therapeutics group at Organovo. My primary responsibilities are focused on developing applications for Organovo’s bioprinting technology. On a daily basis I am at the bench but also responsible for helping manage a team across seve…

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Three-Day Research Program for High School Students With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorders

Twelve high school students, half with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), participated in a free three-day intensive science workshop August 18-20, 2015 in Brookville, NY. The program was organized by Azad Gucwa, ASCB member and professor at LIU Post, along with Kathleen Feeley, professor at Long Isla…

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Imminent Impact: How important is this index?

In the field of publishing in science, impact factor continues to play a major role in determining the q…

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Communicating Science to the Public: Perspectives from the ASCB 2015 Annual Meeting

Of the many themes running through this year’s annual ASCB conference, one that stood ou…

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Make your voice heard on preprints in biology

The primary job of a scientist is to discover knowledge and communicat…

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Announcing COMPASS’s 2015 Comic Contest Winners

Today at the 2015 ASCB meeting Pinar Gurel of the Committee for Postdocs and Students (COMPASS) announced the winners of the 2015 COMPASS comic contest. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize. First Place—Jennifer Ausland, graduate student at North Carolina A&T State University X …

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