Kelsie Eichel Named 2018 Merton Bernfield Awardee

Kelsie Eichel, now a Damon Runyon postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Kang Shen at Stanford University, has been selected to receive the 2018 Merton Bernfield Award. She will be honored with a plaque, $1,000, and a chance to speak at the Organelle Homeostasis Minisymposium  … Read more

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Neuroscientist and Stem Cell Biologist Sergiu Pasca to Receive ASCB Early Career Life Scientist Award

Sergiu Pasca, assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, has been named recipient of the 2018 ASCB Early Career Life Scientist Award. The prize is given to outstanding researchers who have served as independent investigators for seven or fewer years. Trained as  … Read more

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Meetings Large and Small

DEAR LABBY: I am an assistant professor with limited funds for travel to meetings. Although I am a devoted ASCB member, I am torn between going to a large meeting like that hosted by ASCB and EMBO and a smaller one more directed toward my  … Read more

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Will Trump Restructure the NIH?

How many times have you complained about something the federal government does that doesn’t make sense to you, finishing with, “If I were president, I would change that”? Even if you can get yourself elected president you may not be able to make all the  … Read more

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Member Profile: Beata Edyta Mierzwa

Beata Edyta Mierzwa is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Diego, and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research. In her scientific research, she seeks to answer many unresolved questions about cell division. During her PhD, she focused on how cells separate in  … Read more

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Laura Lee Richardson, 67, Cancer Researcher

Laura Lee Richardson, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and the Director of Preclinical Education at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, died suddenly at her home in West Virginia on May 28, 2018. Richardson had been a member of ASCB since 1998. Born  … Read more

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Capitol Hill Life Science Fair

For the first time in memory, live scientific research came to Capitol Hill in the form of the 2018 Life Science Fair and Reception held on July 18, 2018. The fair, organized by the Coalition for the Life Sciences, had exhibits from eight organizations, including  … Read more

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Women in Cell Biology Events and Awards at 2018 ASCB|EMBO Meeting

We all constantly negotiate with our colleagues, our bosses, our grad students, and with our partners and other family members. WICB is presenting two activities at the ASCB|EMBO Meeting in December that offer insights on how to negotiate for what you need. “Navigating Negotiation in  … Read more

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Geneticist Barbara Meyer Honored with 2018 E.B. Wilson Medal

ASCB’s highest scientific honor—the E.B. Wilson Medal—goes to Barbara Meyer for 2018. The award recognizes cell biologists who have made far-reaching contributions throughout their lifetime. Meyer is a professor of genetics, genomics, and development at the University of California, Berkeley, and an investigator of the  … Read more

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Stem Cells Principal Topic for Doorstep Meeting and Keynote Lecture

Both the day-long 2018 ASCB Doorstep Meeting on Saturday, December 8, and the Keynote Lecture that evening for the 2018 ASCB|EMBO Meeting will feature discussions of stem cells. In fact, this year’s Keynote speaker helped plan the lineup of presenters for the Doorstep Meeting. Doorstep  … Read more

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