On Cup Holders and Evidence-Based Approaches

By Erika Shugart How do we make decisions? And how can we do it better? My husband and I will need to buy a car in the near future, and the thought fills me with dread. There are so many options! Investigating reliability, safety, and  … Read more


Biophysicist Eva Nogales Named 2016 Porter Lecturer

Eva Nogales, a University of California, Berkeley professor, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory senior faculty member, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, will give the 2016 Keith Porter Lecture at ASCB 2016 this December in San Francisco. Nogales has revolutionized the structural study of proteins frozen  … Read more


Daniel Alfonso Colón-Ramos, a Student with 1,000 Questions, Wins E.E. Just Award

Daniel Alfonso Colón-Ramos always liked asking questions. Growing up in Puerto Rico, his questions earned him a lousy reputation among teachers. But now as a professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at Yale University, Colón-Ramos’ endless inquiries have led him to win ASCB’s 2016 E.E.  … Read more


MBoC Introduces Author Checklist to Enhance Research Reproducibility

Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) has developed a checklist for authors to help them ensure that their work can be reproduced by others. In so doing, the journal is following the recommendations in the 2015 whitepaper by the ASCB Reproducibility Task Force. The checklist  … Read more


Additional Editors Named for MBoC Special Issue on Forces On and Within Cells

Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) Editor-in-Chief David Drubin and Issue Editor Valerie Weaver have announced the appointment of three additional Issue Editors who will join Weaver in guiding the journal’s first Special Issue on Forces On and Within Cells. The new editors are Andrés  … Read more


ASCB-Gibco Emerging Leader Prize Essays

In fall 2015, ASCB awarded the first-ever ASCB-Gibco Emerging Leader Prizes to three cell biology researchers. ASCB introduced the prizes to honor not-yet-tenured independent investigators with outstanding scientific accomplishments and strong publication track records. The prizes were underwritten by Gibco, a brand of Thermo Fisher  … Read more


Cellular Communities of Bacteria and More Coalesce at ASCB 2016

Bacteria may seem like exceedingly simple and lonely organisms, but more and more evidence shows they can communicate, act collectively, and respond to their changing environments. At the 2016 ASCB Annual Meeting “Cellular Communities” Symposium, Bonnie Bassler, professor at Princeton University and Howard Hughes Medical  … Read more


Career and Education Programs at ASCB 2016

Career Development Programs and Events at the Annual Meeting The Annual Meeting offers a wealth of programs and events to give you the tools, insights, and inspiration you need to advance your career or explore a new career trajectory. Career Awareness and Development Resources for  … Read more


Did you know?

You Can Still Submit an Abstract for the 2016 ASCB Annual Meeting You still have time to submit an abstract for poster consideration for the 2016 ASCB Annual Meeting, to be held December 3–7, 2016, in San Francisco. October 13 is the final deadline. We  … Read more


Researcher Who Made the Fly Fly Again in Genetics Criticizes NIH Narrowing of Model Organism Support

“The NIH’s broad and species-diverse program of basic research during the last 60 years generated a revolution in our understanding of biology and medicine,” writes Allan C. Spradling, professor at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Baltimore and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, in  … Read more