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Early-Career Editors to join MBoC in 2021

Early-Career Editors joining MBoC board

April 1, 2021

Introducing the 2021 MBoC Early-Career Editors The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is proud to announce the selection of…

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March 2021 Newsletter

March 31, 2021
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This issue reviews the exiting science presented at Cell Bio Virtual 2020, introduces the 2021 candidates for ASCB Council, and…

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ASCB leadership condemns attacks on Asian-American community

March 23, 2021
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Attacks on Asian-Americans have increased all across the United States. On March 16, a gunman in the Atlanta-area shot and…

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How Cell Biologists Work: Megan King, Yale School of Medicine

November 6, 2020

This installment of ASCB’s “How Cell Biologists Work” features the career of Megan King, associate professor of Cell Biology and Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology at Yale School of Medicine. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the King lab works to discover the mechanistic relationships that exist at the interface of cell biology and biophysics to explain…

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Caught in a Conflict between Labs

April 5, 2021

Dear Labby, I’ve recently moved to a second postdoc after a couple of pretty successful years that have led to some good publications. I switched to another lab at the same university because of funding issues and because of family obligations that make it hard for me to move right now. The PI of my…

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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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W. Sue Shafer, advocate for women and minorities in science

April 6, 2021
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We share the sad news of the death of W. Sue Shafer on December 17, 2020, after the reoccurrence of…

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Components for a smooth transition to a career outside academia: the cover letter and resume

April 6, 2021
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Pandemic or no, many PhD students and postdocs are leaving their programs and looking forward to starting a career in…

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Caught in a Conflict between Labs

April 5, 2021
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Dear Labby, I’ve recently moved to a second postdoc after a couple of pretty successful years that have led to…

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Changes to Model Organism Databases (MODs)

March 31, 2021

With the goal of improving integration and sustainability of model organism databases, in September 2016 the National Human Genome Research…

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Reflections on a year of COVID-19

March 30, 2021
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It is hard to believe that it’s been a year since our world has changed due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.…

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