NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2013
Molecular Biology of the Cell
) continues its tradition of publishing
a special issue for the ASCB Annual Meeting. The November 1, 2013, issue
includes essays by seven recipients of 2013 ASCB Awards. In addition, several
Perspectives address career choices in science:
“Life as a professor at a small liberal arts college” by Josh Sandquist, Laura
Romberg, and Paul Yancey
“Creating opportunities for science PhDs to pursue careers in high school
education” by Kari M. H. Doyle and Ronald D. Vale
“From bench to museum—an unlikely journey” by Kristina Yu
The issue is available online at
printed collection of the ASCB Award Essays and Perspectives from the issue will
be distributed at the 2013 ASCB Annual Meeting in New Orleans. The printed
issue will also include four Perspectives on science careers reprinted from previous
issues of the journal as well as the 2013
Paper of the Year, “Visualization of
actin filaments and monomers in somatic cell nuclei” by Brittany J. Belin, Beth A.
Cimini, Elizabeth H. Blackburn, and R. Dyche Mullins (reprinted from the April
1, 2013, issue).
The special issue was conceived and assembled by
William Bement, Doug Kellogg, and Keith Kozminski and
—W. Mark Leader
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Annual Meeting Issue Features Award
Essays, Career Perspectives
The Committee for Postdocs and Students (COMPASS) of the ASCB is happy to announce that the revamped ASCB
Ambassador program is looking for new members.
ASCB ambassadors are the local voice of the Society, promoting ASCB events such as the Annual Meeting and
opportunities such as awards and scholarships. Moreover, ambassadors will be involved in future outreach activities and
surveys sponsored by the ASCB. We need enthusiastic ASCB members who can spread the news through personal contacts
and through their institutional email lists, graduate student and postdoc organizations, and social media. It is a great way
to participate in your scientific society and is also a leadership opportunity. We currently have 52 ambassadors around the
world, and you can be the next one!
Any current ASCB member can be an ambassador (although our preference is to have only one ambassador per academic
department/subdivision). To apply and see the list of current ambassadors please visit
Want to hear more about this program? Please come to the COMPASS Open Forum during the ASCB Annual Meeting
in New Orleans (Monday, December 16, 10:00–11:00 am, in room 215) for additional information and to sign up!
Be an ASCB Ambassador!
ASCB Committee for Postdocs and Students