Bringing Research to the Classroom: Where to Start

Regardless of our current role in the academe, education—for us and for our students—is central to our identity as scientists. With that in mind, the ASCB Education Committee (EdComm) is pleased to offer Office Hours with EdComm, a column addressing broad issues in education, ranging  … Read more


Science Debate Interrupts Washington Summer

The quiet, traffic-free days of summer in Washington were interrupted in mid-July when the morning news led with stories about a surreptitiously videotaped “interview” with a Planned Parenthood employee who did not know she was being recorded and did not know the actual affiliation of  … Read more


How the Impostor Syndrome Hinders Career Advancement

Do these apply to you? Someone has offered you the opportunity to chair an important committee, and you consider saying no because you have never run an important committee before and you just aren’t sure if you are experienced enough to manage it. Your supervisor  … Read more


Managing Science in the Biotech Industry

In July 2015 ASCB and the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) offered Managing Science in the Biotech Industry: An Intensive Course for PhD Students and Postdocs. EMD Millipore provided generous funding for the course. Here four students discuss their experiences in the course. The course Managing  … Read more


Wanatabe and Zhou to Receive 2015 Bernfield and Gilula Awards

Shigeki Watanabe Chuankai Zhou Shigeki Watanabe, postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Utah and Universitätsmedizin Berlin, will receive the 2015 Merton Bernfield Memorial Award. Wanatabe was selected for inventing methods that combine optogenetics and electron microscopy, which he used to capture synaptic vesicles fusing  … Read more


Bertuzzi Leaving ASCB to Become Chief of AS

The Executive Director of the ASCB, Stefano Bertuzzi, has resigned at the end of his contract, after deciding not to ask for a renewal, to take up the position of Chief Executive Officer of the American Society for Microbiology immediately following the ASCB Annual Meeting  … Read more


One-Day Course Offered to Help Transition to Industry

Interested in making a transition to biotech or pharma, or know someone who is? Then you’ll be delighted to hear that ASCB is partnering with Keck Graduate Institute and Biocom to offer a one-day mini-course designed to help basic scientists become more competitive for jobs  … Read more


Innocently Tarnished by Misconduct

Dear Labby, I am a finishing graduate student and my world has collapsed due to acts of research misconduct by a technician in our lab whose materials now turn out to have been deliberately falsified. Specifically, certain plasmids and cell lines were claimed by him  … Read more


NIGMS Again Hosting Online “Cell Day” for Young Students

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences is hosting Cell Day 2015, an interactive Web chat targeted to middle and high school students, but open to all, on Thursday, November 5, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm ET. During that time, students from around the  … Read more


In Memoriam: Former ASCB President George D. Pappas

George D. Pappas, former ASCB President, celebrated neuroanatomist, and electron microcopy (EM) pioneer who learned EM at the hands of ASCB founder Keith Porter, died August 12 at Calvary Hospital, Bronx, NY. According to family, he was 88 years old. Pappas served as ASCB President  … Read more