On Cell Biology and Awesomeness – By Peter Walter

What is cell biology? I get this question frequently when I speak about my profession with people outside the inner circles of science. Since beginning my term as President of the ASCB the answer to the question needs to take on a different meaning, as it defines the core—the raison-d’être—of  … Read more

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Why Scientists Must Communicate with the Public

Shirley Tilghman This semester I have been teaching an undergraduate course at Princeton on the topic of modern genetics and public policy. The readings and class discussion have highlighted the damage that follows when the essential trust between scientists and the public who support them  … Read more

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In Praise of Core Facilities

For most of its history the field of cell biology— indeed the majority of basic biomedical research—has been organized like a large number of small department stores. Just as a department store must have everything from a shoe department to a kitchen appliance department to  … Read more

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ASCB’s President’s Column

Publications ASCB Newsletter – President’s Column 2013 The Sequester and the Funds That Support Our Research – Page 3 Great Things Are Ahead for ASCB – Page 3 02/01/2013 2012 The Value of Asking Questions – Page 3 12/01/2012 Three Challenges for the ASCB: Finding  … Read more

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