2018 satellite meeting: Bridging the 4D Genome with Cell Biology

Arrive early for the 2018 ASCB|EMBO Meeting to attend the 2018 4DN-ASCB Satellite Meeting: Bridging the 4D Genome with Cell Biology from 8 am to 7 pm, on Friday, December 7, at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Hotel and Marina. This conference, jointly organized by the  … Read more

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Time for Second Order Change

I have had the privilege of serving as Editor-in-Chief of CBE—Life Sciences Education (LSE) for almost a decade now. During this time, I have seen exponential growth in education research, especially research beyond K–12 schools and outside of colleges of education. Much of this work  … Read more

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Five Ways to Get Scientific About Learning and Teaching

It is August, and many of us are preparing for the upcoming academic year. Whether we instruct students in classes, mentor students informally, or just give seminars on our own research, now is a great time to reflect on all the teaching we do. As  … Read more

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NIGMS Redefines Graduate Training

During his interview with ASCB President Jodi Nunnari,1 Jon Lorsch, director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), gave her a hint of the upcoming changes to the NIGMS training program. In describing the changes, Lorsch said “We’re focused on improving the diversity  … Read more

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Predators and Prey in Publishing

DEAR LABBY: I’m a mid-career faculty member in a biology department at a large public university. Our department has been fortunate to recruit some really promising new assistant professors within the last few years. I try to check in on the new cell biologists on  … Read more

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Promoting Scholarly Evaluation of Teaching: Addressing the Third Rail of Academia

Education is perhaps the fundamental form of investment societies or individuals can make in their own future welfare. It is a core enterprise of our research universities, and national discussions around improving the quality of higher education have been growing in voice and prominence. Yet  … Read more

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Toward a MIRAtocracy: An Interview with NIGMS Director Jon Lorsch

Jon Lorsch is arguably one of the most influential scientific public leaders in the United States for the ASCB constituency. As Director of the National Institute of General Medicial Sciences (NIGMS) since 2013, he guides a multibillion dollar enterprise that funds over 10% of National  … Read more

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Is an Academic Career Just a Dream?

Dear Labby, I am a fifth-year cell biology graduate student doing basic research at a major research university. I am ambitious, worked hard during my rotations, and was rewarded by being accepted into the best-known lab in our department. It has been a lot of  … Read more

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Tone deaf?

Dear Labby, As a first-year woman medical student, I have appreciated my medical school’s efforts to mitigate unconscious bias. However, today in my pathology lab I had an experience that made me feel belittled and uncomfortable. One of my lab’s preceptors, Dr. XY, an older  … Read more

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Insights for STEM researchers on going global: A voice from the social sciences

Increasing American women’s representation and impact in scientific and technical fields is not only a national imperative—it’s a global goal, and it requires women in STEM to go global! When it comes to international scientific collaborations, women in U.S. institutions face barriers such as gender  … Read more

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