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Member profile: Avery August

May 20, 2021
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Avery August is an HHMI investigator and professor of Immunology at Cornell University. He has been a long-time member of ASCB and is also a member of the editorial board of the Society’s basic science research journal, Molecular Biology of…

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COMPASS Outreach Spotlight: Stories in Science

June 1, 2021
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Science is driven by people who face frustrations, mistakes, failures, success, discovery, doubt, lack of motivation, confusion, disagreements, and so…

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Doing our part: How scientists can tackle the unequal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and other disparities in our profession

May 20, 2021
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Science has risen to the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, identifying the SARS CoV-2 virus within a month and developing…

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Holzbaur elected ASCB president for 2023

May 20, 2021
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Erika L.F. Holzbaur was elected by ASCB members to serve as ASCB President in 2023. Holzbaur is the William Maul…

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How Cell Biologists Work with Crystal Rogers

June 10, 2021

In this installment of ASCB’s How Cell Biologists Work, we feature the pioneering scientist Crystal Rogers. Rogers is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Anatomy, Physiology, and Cell Biology at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. The Rogers lab focuses on developmental biology and particularly on researching the development and formation of neural…

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Finding mentors for careers outside academia

May 20, 2021

Dear Labby, I am a senior grad student thinking about the next step in a career that will engage my brain and use my great set of tools and ideas, my passion for science, and my desire for a full life. So far, I have been lucky to find excellent scientific mentors and financial support…

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Can cluster hires move the needle to advance faculty diversity?

April 1, 2021

Importance of Faculty Diversity and Rationale for a Different Approach The inherent relationship between the diversity of participants and excellence in outcome is apparent in all human endeavors. However, despite efforts by many institutions to increase the participation of underrepresented students and postdocs in scientific research and academia, faculty diversity, particularly in senior positions, has…

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Finding and starting your postdoc during a pandemic

May 20, 2021
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When the COVID-19 pandemic first shut down university research labs, many trainees had to put their career progress on hold.…

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Alternatives to high-stakes exams

May 20, 2021

Dear Education Committee, I’d like to know more about alternatives to high-stakes exams in STEM courses. What are the pros…

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Finding mentors for careers outside academia

May 20, 2021

Dear Labby, I am a senior grad student thinking about the next step in a career that will engage my…

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HHMI adds new research focus on 4D cellular physiology

May 13, 2021
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The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is adding a new research direction, 4D cellular physiology, to its current portfolio of…

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President’s Column: Diversity at ASCB

May 13, 2021
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ASCB is committed to support and foster diversity among its members, to equitably recognize the exceptional contributions of its members,…

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