What Cell Biologists Can Learn from Google Cars

Computer engineers have served up some unimaginable surprises. Just as the steam engine (in particular the highly efficient version devised by James Watt) was key to the industrial revolution in the 18th century, computers and other digital technologies have brought us to the second machine  … Read more

An Interloper?

Dear Labby, I am a faculty member at a U.S. medical school with my primary appointment in a department of molecular pharmacology. I am also a member of an intramural drug development research institute at my institution. We recently recruited, to both entities, a stellar  … Read more

Books by Members

Adventures in Data Science with Bash, self-published by Robert Aboukhalil, available at http://gum.co/datascience

Member in the News

Jodi Nunnari, of the University of California, Davis, an ASCB member since 1998 who is now serving on the ASCB Council and the Public Policy Committee, has been named editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cell Biology.

Minorities Affairs Committee Workshops Enhance Career Development for Postdocs and Junior Faculty

The ASCB Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC) held its Tenth Annual Junior Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows Career Development Workshop and its Second Annual Faculty Research and Education Development (FRED) Program Mentoring Workshop in Houston, TX. The MAC is committed to enhancing the professional development of minority  … Read more

Seen on the Cell

Cryopreserved human mammary epithelial cells were revived and stained for cytokeratin 18 (in red) to reveal the keratin-containing intermediate filaments found in the intracytoplasmic cytoskeleton of epithelial tissue, E-cadherin (in green) to visualize the calcium-dependent cell–cell adhesion glycoprotein, and DAPI (in blue) to label nuclei.  … Read more

Highlights from MBoC

The Editorial Board of Molecular Biology of the Cell has highlighted the following article from the August 2015 issues. From among the many fine articles in the journal, the Board selects for these Highlights articles that are of broad interest and significantly advance knowledge or  … Read more

LSE Table of Contents

Volume 14 September 2015 FEATURE Book Review Integrating Concepts in Biology: A Model for More Effective Ways to Introduce Students to Biology K. N. Prestwich and A. M. Sheehy LETTER TO THE EDITOR Response to Overcoming the Barrier to Implementing Authentic Research Experiences through Faculty  … Read more

Diversity in the Biomedical Workforce: The SCOTUS Decision and the Implications for LGBTQ Scientists

On June 26, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) delivered a historic civil rights decision. It is now the law of the land that same-sex couples have the right to marry. This decision puts the United States into a select group of 21  … Read more

Three Things That Don’t Belong Together

The federal budget, the Confederate flag controversy, and the Planned Parenthood controversy. You wouldn’t think these three things are connected, but in Washington, DC, anything is possible. Congress had been making surprisingly steady progress toward approving the 12 appropriations bills that will ultimately make up  … Read more