ASCB Election: Murray, Weissman Run for ASCB President

Slate Includes Candidates for Secretary and Council; Treasurer Unopposed The two nominees for ASCB President-Elect are Andrew Murray, Harvard University, and Jonathan Weissman, University of California, San Francisco/HHMI. The elected candidate will serve on the Society’s Executive Committee as President-Elect in 2018, ASCB President in  … Read more

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Green Is Not the New Gold: Beware of False Models for Open Access

This President’s Column is by guest columnist Maria Leptin, Director of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). EMBO and ASCB are holding joint meetings in 2017 and 2018. Publishing scientific results involves a large and complex network of participants and interested parties, each with its  … Read more

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Resiliency and the Impact of Self-Efficacy

Caroline leads a research team in a multinational corporation that develops medical equipment. She holds a PhD in biomedical engineering and has worked for this company for more than a decade. When I first met her I found her intelligent, motivated, confident, and expecting a  … Read more

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March for Science; Will Science Prevail at HHS?; ASCB Opposes Travel Restrictions

The World Marches for Science The numbers are impressive: more than 300 marches around the world, 239 marches in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and 400,000 Facebook followers. The March for Science, being held on April 22, 2017, began as a Reddit  … Read more

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The Centrality of Cell Biology

My earliest encounter with cell biology occurred when I was in medical school during the early 1970s. The beauty and complexity of the intracellular world had a deep impact on me and quickly sealed my decision to become a scientist. In those days, cell biology  … Read more

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Seen in the Cell Image Library

The Cell Image Library (www.cellimagelibrary.org) is a freely accessible, easy-to-search, public repository of reviewed and annotated images, videos, and animations of cells. Portions of the Cell Image Library were developed by ASCB under a Grand Opportunities grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences  … Read more

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Effects of the Fair Labor Standards Act Update (or Lack Thereof) on the Postdoctoral Population

On December 1, 2016, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was meant to be updated by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and this update was predicted to have a profound effect on the academic enterprise, including postdoctoral researchers. The situation was greatly complicated when,  … Read more

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Applications Now Open for Four MAC Programs

More information is available at ascb.org/community-committee/minorities-affairs. All four applications close on March 1, 2017. Faculty Research and Education Development (FRED) Mentoring Program The FRED Program is a structured mentorship program designed to promote grant funding success for junior faculty at minority-serving institutions and other institutions  … Read more

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Beyond Tenure: The Path to Professorship

Dear Labby, I know that your usual queries come from those establishing careers and dealing with many issues in and outside their institutions. I am now a couple of steps up on the academic ladder: I have a faculty position at a Midwestern research-intensive university,  … Read more

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