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In Memoriam: Donald D. Brown (Dec. 1931 – May 2023)

September 25, 2023

A trail-blazer in the study of genes Don Brown who served as the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) President…

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Political Pressure Puts Longstanding Science Agreement in Jeopardy

September 18, 2023

Anti-China political rhetoric along with increased examples of Chinese theft of scientific information are calling into question a science and…

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Emerging, Uncommon, and Non-model Organisms

September 8, 2023

Blog series organized by Eric Peterman, Michael Onken, Kristen Verhey, and Daniel M. Suterr Lillian Fritz-Laylin, Professor of Biology, University…

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Watch ASCB’s 2021 year-in-review video

February 18, 2022

At the virtual December Council Meeting, Interim Co-CEOs Kevin Wilson and Thea Clarke listed the many accomplishments of ASCB in…

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Biology Research Opportunities in Federal Government Laboratories

February 5, 2021
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The mission of US government research laboratories ranges from protecting our health, to defending our people and resources, to sending…

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Choosing the Right Postdoctoral Position for Your Career

February 5, 2021
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This session will be a panel discussion focused on postdoctoral positions. An important career decision is whether to pursue a…

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How Cell Biologists Work with Raghu Padinjat

May 11, 2022

Let’s start with your name, current position, and location (click the links to see more about Raghu Padinjat, the lab, and NCBS): Prof. Raghu Padinjat; Professor & Dean of Research, Bangalore-India, National Centre for Biological Sciences What kind of research do you do? Cellular Neuroscience What is one word that best describes how you work?…


Returning to the lab and my career

May 11, 2023

Dear Labby, In March 2020, I was entering the last year of my postdoc when my child’s daycare center shut down and my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Because my partner’s job was secure and meaningful and paid twice as much as my postdoc stipend, I took the off-ramp. I finished up my research…

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The When, Why, and How of Coaching for Scientists

February 3, 2023

One of the joys of a scientific career can be that our role is constantly changing. However, most of our training focuses on the practice of science: how to generate hypotheses, conduct experiments, and analyze data. Ideally, we also have some experience with scientific communication to generate manuscripts and presentations about our research. During training,…

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Continuous endosomes form functional subdomains and orchestrate rapid membrane trafficking in trypanosomes

August 13, 2023

To escape the immune system, trypanosome parasites remove antibodies bound to their cell surface via fast endocytosis. However, such high…

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Preprint Highlight: The lymphatic system favours survival of a unique T. brucei population, and its invasion results in major host pathology

July 21, 2023

Although most studies investigating the pathology of African trypanosomes, an extracellular protozoan parasite, have focused on parasites resident in the…

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Preprint Highlight: Morphogenesis in Trypanosoma cruzi epimastigotes proceeds via a highly asymmetric cell division

July 20, 2023

Trypanosoma cruzi is a protozoan parasite that causes Chagas’ disease, a neglected tropical disease that kills approximately 50,000 people each…

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Introducing Significance Statements and Badges to MBoC articles

June 28, 2023

MBoC has been piloting the use of structured Significance Statements and visual Badges in our Preprint Highlights since 2022. We…

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Preprint Highlight: TPPP Forms Liquid Condensates and Aggregates in Multiple System Atrophy

June 17, 2023

Oligodendrocytes extend the plasma membrane surrounding axons with myelin sheaths. To accomplish this, oligodendrocytes rely on Golgi outposts, a compartment…

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