Neurobiologist, Immunologist honored with 2017 Louis-Jeantet Prize for medicine

Neurobiologist Silvia Arber of Switzerland and immunologist Caetano Reis e Sousa of Portugal were named the winners of the 2017 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine. Both will present lectures during the 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting in Philadelphia. Arber, professor of neurobiology at the Biozentrum, University of Basel,  … Read more

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Tanner to receive Bruce Alberts award for excellence in science education

Kimberly D. Tanner, a professor in the Biology Department at San Francisco State University, will receive the Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education, for her tireless work to build local and national capacity for evidence-based teaching and biology education research. A major thrust  … Read more

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Fred Kavli Keynote Lecture: What a tiny worm taught Cori Bargmann about the brain

The microscopic worm Caenorhabditis elegans has a story to tell, and Cori Bargmann wants to hear it. But along the way, this geneticist and neurobiologist has been recruited to lead an innovative research organization with amazing potential. Bargmann plans to shine the spotlight on both  … Read more

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2017 E.E. Just Award winner is JoAnn Trejo

It was during summers as an undergraduate while living in a small cottage on the property of immigrant engineering professor Antoni Oppenheim that this year’s E.E. Just Award winner JoAnn Trejo’s passion for science was fostered. Oppenheim’s mentoring—and certainly Trejo’s own strength and gumption—propelled her  … Read more

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Wang nets ASCB 2017 Early Career Life Scientist Award

Meng Wang of Baylor College of Medicine has been named winner of the 2017 ASCB Early Career Life Scientist Award. The award, given each year since 1999 to an outstanding scientist who has been an independent investigator for seven or fewer years, will be presented  … Read more

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Kazak named 2017 Bernfield Memorial Award winner

Every year, ASCB presents the Merton Bernfield Memorial Award to an outstanding graduate student or postdoctoral member who has excelled at research. The 2017 winner is Lawrence K­azak, who is a postdoctoral associate in the laboratory of Bruce Spiegelman at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard  … Read more

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October 2017 Members in the News

Lynne Maquat, University of Rochester biochemist, an ASCB member since 1991, has won the 2018 FASEB Excellence in Science Award. FASEB (the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) presents the award to women who have made outstanding contributions to the scientific community through research  … Read more

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Peer mentoring: colleagues as a resource for your career development

“Find a good mentor.” At each level of our career, this is the advice we receive from well-meaning advisors.1 Professional development panels always include advice on the importance of cultivating mentoring relationships with more-established scientists. These vertical relationships are critical to strengthening your career, but  … Read more

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MBoC plans special issue on Forces On and Within Cells

David Drubin, Editor-in-Chief of Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC), and Valerie Weaver, an Associate Editor of MBoC, have announced plans to publish a second special issue on “Forces On and Within Cells.” The first such special issue was published in July 2017 (www.molbiolcell.org/content/28/14.toc). Weaver,  … Read more

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What’s next after a PhD?

Dear Labby, I am about 18 months from filing my PhD thesis (finally) and I am considering my post-PhD options. I am thinking not only about a postdoc but also about whether to join a company directly. With a postdoc, I might be competitive for  … Read more

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