President’s Columns

Professional Societies, Who Needs ’Em?

March 1, 2019

You’re a hip graduate student looking at the latest installment of PhD Comics and checking your Twitter feed to find…

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Shining Our Light on Science

December 17, 2018
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As I write this, I am looking forward with great anticipation to the ASCB|EMBO Meeting in San Diego, which is…

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Great Science and Perfect Weather at the 2018 ASCB|EMBO Meeting

October 4, 2018
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This year will mark the second joint ASCB|EMBO meeting and the 58th annual ASCB meeting, which is being held in…

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Time for Second Order Change

August 28, 2018
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I have had the privilege of serving as Editor-in-Chief of CBE—Life Sciences Education (LSE) for almost a decade now. During…

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Toward a MIRAtocracy: An Interview with NIGMS Director Jon Lorsch

June 26, 2018
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Jon Lorsch is arguably one of the most influential scientific public leaders in the United States for the ASCB constituency.…

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The complete scientist—A call to arms

March 13, 2018
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Last year, I was invited to speak at a “nonscientific” session of the Young MitoScientists Forum, a meeting organized by…

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Embracing change to strengthen ASCB

November 7, 2017
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Soon we will meet in Philadelphia for our Annual Meeting, where I will pass the gavel to incoming president Jodi…

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Understanding nature through description

September 8, 2017
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I had the good fortune to have an exceptionally good anatomy teacher during my first year of medical school. One…

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Building bridges: coming together for the joy of discovery

July 11, 2017
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This President’s Column is by guest columnists Laura M. Machesky and Tobias C. Walther, co-chairs of the Program Committee for…

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Looking Beyond the Individual: Reflections on E.E. Just and How Academic Institutions Shape Scientific Careers

May 9, 2017
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This President’s Column is by guest columnist Daniel Colón-Ramos, recipient of the 2016 E.E. Just Award from the ASCB and…

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