How Cell Biologists Work: Danelle Devenport on how a risky decision shaped her path in science

In this second installment of How Cell Biologists Work, we are fortunate to hear from Danelle Devenport, an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University. Devenport’s work is expanding our understanding of how cells are coordinated on a tissue-level scale. Her ...

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New cell membrane fusion model challenges dogma

Membrane fusion lies at the heart of many cell functions—from the secretion of antibodies to the release of neurotransmitters. For more than two decades, one view of the process by which membrane fusion occurs has been accepted as dogma; now recent studies indicate that fusion is more complex. The...

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Can we anticipate graduate student success if we can’t assess it?

How we choose the next generation of scientists is at the root of a sustainable scientific enterprise. The true value of a PhD may therefore be in training leaders who can advance science, while also gaining the necessary skills to succeed both during and after graduate school. A successful graduate...

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ASCB dismayed at Trump science budget proposal

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is dismayed at the proposed budget cuts to federal scientific research agencies as outlined in the White House’s recently published fiscal year 2018 budget request. This first proposal of the Trump Administration calls for slashing the National Institut...

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The Postdoc Lab Search: Becoming a Little Fish in a Big Pond

I grew up in New England about an hour outside of Boston. But an aversion to cold dreary winters and other life events led me to explore new parts of the country for my undergraduate and graduate work, eventually leading me to attend the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for my PhD in ce...

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Career Perspectives: Naresh Sunkara, CEO, Founder of Nosocom Solutions Inc

Please describe your current position. I am the founder and CEO of a startup, Nosocom Solutions Inc., through which we are developing new technologies to prevent healthcare associated infections (HAI). As you can imagine, I wear multiple hats at our startup. For the first two years, my focus was ...

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ASCB Statement on Second Presidential Executive Order on Immigration

The Executive Order issued on March 6, 2017, by the Trump Administration that bans travel into the United States by residents of six predominantly Muslim countries maintains the same basic flaws found in the Administration’s first attempt to restrict entry into the country. In both cases, the deci...

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Biotech management course now accepting applicants

Not every doctoral degree results in an academic career. For those considering an entrepreneurial vocation in the biotech industry, the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) in partnership with the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, CA, offers a week-long summer course designed to give a...

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Looking back: Advice to my younger self on how to make the most of PhD training

As the realization sets in that I am in the second half of my fourth year of graduate school and nearing the end of my PhD journey, I find myself reflecting on the lessons I’ve learned over my graduate studies. Though I have enjoyed my time as a PhD student, there are some things that I wish I had...

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Cell Biology in China: An Interview with Xuebiao Yao

The last decade in China has witnessed great momentum in the development of science and technology, including molecular and cell biology research. Key discoveries have been made in areas ranging from signaling and epigenetics to stem cells. Underlying the exciting milestones marked by scientists in ...

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