Member in the News

Jodi Nunnari, of the University of California, Davis, an ASCB member since 1998 who is now serving on the ASCB Council and the Public Policy Committee, has been named editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cell Biology.

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Minorities Affairs Committee Workshops Enhance Career Development for Postdocs and Junior Faculty

The ASCB Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC) held its Tenth Annual Junior Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows Career Development Workshop and its Second Annual Faculty Research and Education Development (FRED) Program Mentoring Workshop in Houston, TX. The MAC is committed to enhancing the professional development of minority  … Read more

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Seen on the Cell

Cryopreserved human mammary epithelial cells were revived and stained for cytokeratin 18 (in red) to reveal the keratin-containing intermediate filaments found in the intracytoplasmic cytoskeleton of epithelial tissue, E-cadherin (in green) to visualize the calcium-dependent cell–cell adhesion glycoprotein, and DAPI (in blue) to label nuclei.  … Read more

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Highlights from MBoC

The Editorial Board of Molecular Biology of the Cell has highlighted the following article from the August 2015 issues. From among the many fine articles in the journal, the Board selects for these Highlights articles that are of broad interest and significantly advance knowledge or  … Read more

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LSE Table of Contents

Volume 14 September 2015 FEATURE Book Review Integrating Concepts in Biology: A Model for More Effective Ways to Introduce Students to Biology K. N. Prestwich and A. M. Sheehy LETTER TO THE EDITOR Response to Overcoming the Barrier to Implementing Authentic Research Experiences through Faculty  … Read more

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Diversity in the Biomedical Workforce: The SCOTUS Decision and the Implications for LGBTQ Scientists

On June 26, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) delivered a historic civil rights decision. It is now the law of the land that same-sex couples have the right to marry. This decision puts the United States into a select group of 21  … Read more

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Three Things That Don’t Belong Together

The federal budget, the Confederate flag controversy, and the Planned Parenthood controversy. You wouldn’t think these three things are connected, but in Washington, DC, anything is possible. Congress had been making surprisingly steady progress toward approving the 12 appropriations bills that will ultimately make up  … Read more

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Budget Guidelines Make Fundamental Biological Discovery a Priority

It is a quirk of the federal budget process that before federal agencies know when or even if Congress will pass a budget for FY16, they are already beginning to put together their FY17 budget requests. This process began in July when John Holdren, Director  … Read more

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NSF Forced to Defend Itself, Again

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) has introduced another bill altering the grant approval system at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Rep. Smith, chair of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, has introduced two other bills in recent years that make significant changes to the grant  … Read more

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Jumpstart Your Academic Research Career with Your Own Postdoctoral Fellowship

Beth Schachter With all the talk about the downsizing of the life-science academic research operation, we need to remember that downsizing doesn’t mean shutdown. Many newly minted PhDs are opting to continue on the academic research track to become PIs. Getting their own postdoctoral training  … Read more

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