Balancing Research and Family: A Personal Voyage

In his blog post, “Thoughts on a Balanced Life,”1 Timothy Pychyl of Carleton University states that “balance means being able to stop the pursuit of one goal, perhaps far short of the desired excellence, to give time to another”; that balance “requires a dynamic response  … Read more

In Memoriam: John A. Glomset

I’ve long forgotten the seminar topic, but I still remember John Glomset’s declaration: “Nature is trying to tell us something. In fact, She’s screaming in our ears. If we would only listen.” These remarkable words came back to me when I heard that John had  … Read more

Books By Members

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

Seen on the Cell

Thank you to all who have helped us in our success. In just over five years The Cell has served 500,000 unique visitors who have visited 650,000 times and viewed over 2.5 million pages. The Cell has been accessed from 218 different countries. We thank  … Read more

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

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

GAO Report: Women Still Underrepresented in Clinical Trials

Anniversaries are supposed to be good time events. This year marks the 25th anniversary of a landmark report by the Government Accounting Office (GAO) on the lack of inclusion of women in clinical research and trials supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Last  … Read more

Great Meetings Require Great Speakers: Finding the Women Speakers You Need

In this article I will celebrate the organizations that are leading in providing terrific meetings that are gender balanced. I will also provide links to resources that help you identify speakers who are outstanding women scientists and help you to get on the list of  … Read more

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

ASCB Seeks Chair of Public Information Committee

The ASCB is accepting applications and nominations for the chair of the Public Information Committee, for a three-year term beginning in January 2017.T The Public Information Committee (PIC) is the public outreach arm of the Society, seeking to promote basic cell research to the widest  … Read more