Books by Members

Cell Biology, 3rd Edition, Thomas D. Pollard & William C. Earnshaw & Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz & Graham Johnson (2016), Elsevier, ISBN:  9780323341264…


Constraints on Teaching

Dear Labby, I am a postdoc and I recently signed up to teach an undergraduate seminar course in my department. The course is organized by a senior professor (who is a very prominent scientist). While preparing my course materials, I was dismayed to learn that the professor requires all syllabi fo…


Members in the News

Fourteen ASCB members were among the 84 early-career scientists selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Simons Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to be Faculty Scholars, in recognition of their great potential to make unique contributions to their field.…


Highlights from MBoC

The Editorial Board of Molecular Biology of the Cell has highlighted the following articles from the October 2016 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 provide new co…


Seen in the Cell Image Library

Imaging an HIV-infected dendritic cell reveals numerous viral particles at the tips of filopodia. Actin-based membrane extensions from the dendritic cell are phallodin stained (red). HIV particles (white) decorate the filopodial terminal …


Did You Know…?

You Can Renew Your Membership for Multiple Years and Save The 2017 ASCB membership renewal reminder was sent out recently.  If you think the email may have been blocked or are not sure if you have renewed for 2017, please contact Marta Chacon, Membership Manager, at MChacon@ascb.org. Regular…


Recent Early Career Meetings

The Triangle Cytoskeleton Meeting Saxapahaw, NC. September 12, 2016 The 2016 edition of the Triangle Cytoskeleton Meeting brought over 200 scientists to the beautiful and tranquil town of Saxapahaw, NC, for a retreat-like day of cell biology. With attende…


Tips to Combat Research Blues

Picture it: You’re in the throes of multiple experiments. Your lunch and dinner are often out of a paper sack and most likely eaten in less than 15 minutes. When you leave your house in the morning, it’s dark. When you go home at night, it’s dark. In fact, you know the janitor prefers two suga…


Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus

Louis Staudt, Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute, gave a presentation at the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus.  His talk was entitled “Cancer Genome Project Offers New Hope for Aggressive Lymphoma.” Arturo Vegas, Boston University, gave a presentation entitle…


Self-Advocacy: Why It’s Uncomfortable, Especially for Women, and What to Do About It

Self-advocacy—speaking or acting on our own behalf—is an increasingly important skill (for a primer on how to do it, see reference 1) and one that makes many of us cringe. Just look at the new National I…