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April 2022 Newsletter

April 21, 2022
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ASCB’s science research journal, Molecular Biology of the Cell has launched the long-awaited Preprint Highlights article evaluation system, in addition to offering authors the option for open access publishing. You will also learn about PAIR-UP—a network for Black imaging scientists…

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Featured Articles

I’m Just in Conference

May 17, 2022

Devotees of Saturday morning cartoons in the 1970s and 1980s may recall Schoolhouse Rock, a series of short cartoons covering…

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Women in Cell Biology Committee to host online panel discussions

May 4, 2022

The American Society for Cell Biology’s Women in Cell Biology Committee has created a collection of online panel discussions called…

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Sandra Murray elected ASCB President for 2024

May 4, 2022
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Sandra A. Murray was elected by ASCB members to serve as ASCB President in 2024. Murray is a Professor in…

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Videos

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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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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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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Popular Columns

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?…

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Assessing a possible international research collaboration

April 25, 2022

Dear Labby, As a PI with an active cell biology research lab for over 20 years, I’ve been fortunate to mentor a number of international PhD students. Some of these students have gone on to run their own research groups; some in the United States and others back in their home countries. I’m proud of…

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SPRINGBOARD helps new faculty investigators hit the ground running

April 26, 2022

This is an exciting and also a challenging time to embark on a career as an independent investigator. As new faculty members come quickly to realize, success in academia requires numerous skills, in addition to conducting excellent science, many of which are not commonly encountered during postgraduate training. Moving to a new institution to establish…

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Student-to-student writing guide part 1: the structure and style of a science story

May 5, 2022
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For the last few years of my PhD, I worked with a talented undergraduate student whose experiments gave some interesting…

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Recognizing a hostile lab environment

April 29, 2022
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Recognizing a Hostile Lab Environment I hope you’re not reading this because you suspect that you are in a hostile…

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Top tips for better slide design to improve learning outcomes

April 28, 2022

Dear Education Committee, In the face of web conferencing and pandemic burnout, I want to make sure my slides are…

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Member profile: Alissa Armstrong

April 27, 2022

Developmental biologist Alissa Armstrong says we can learn a lot from fat fruit flies. Armstrong, an assistant professor in the…

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SPRINGBOARD helps new faculty investigators hit the ground running

April 26, 2022
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This is an exciting and also a challenging time to embark on a career as an independent investigator. As new…

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