Society grant-funded symposium on translational cell biology a huge success

The Sunshine State made good on its name on a clear, late September day as over 160 scientists at all career stages from across the state of Florida and beyond gathered at the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville for the Second Annual Florida Translational  … Read more

How Cell Biologists Work with Radhika Subramanian: Building up proteins and spirits in academia

Radhika Subramanian is an assistant professor in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and the Department of Molecular Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Currently, she is studying cellular structures built from microtubules, and how they assemble, to better understand their function. Her lab  … Read more

Trainee survival tips: the importance of self-care

Being a graduate student or postdoc can be hard at times. Okay, often really hard. Picture this: It’s very late at night, and we find a frustrated scientist alone in the lab, head in hands, completely exasperated, not knowing what to do next. Sound familiar?  … Read more

Spotlight: COMPASS Outreach Grant Recipients Spring/Summer 2018

Science is an endeavor that impacts everyone. The ultimate goal of science is the advancement of humankind, through exploration, medical technology, or conservation of our surroundings. Despite this overarching goal, much of the public remains uninvolved in the deep and confusing world of scientific research.  … Read more

Help gather data and inform­ation to recognize the role of early career researchers in peer review

Peer review is a central tenet of the evaluation of academic research. Peer reviewing manuscripts for journal publication is seen as part of a researcher’s service. Graduate students, who are supposed to be training in the sciences, should therefore clearly be participating in, and receiving  … Read more

How Cell Biologists Work with Dominique Bergmann: Working ‘out of the mainstream’ to study conserved biology

Our featured cell biologist this month is Dominique Bergmann, a Professor of Biology at Stanford University and Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The Bergmann Lab uses the model organism Arabidopsis thaliana (a small flowering plant), along with other plant species, to study the fundamentals of development. Plants  … Read more

Time for Second Order Change
August 2018 NewsletterPresident's Columns

I have had the privilege of serving as Editor-in-Chief of CBE—Life Sciences Education (LSE) for almost a decade now. During this time, I have seen exponential growth in education research, especially research beyond K–12 schools and outside of colleges of education. Much of this work  … Read more

ASCB offers free green card webinar for foreign scientific researchers

Recent federal policy changes have impacted the ability for some international researchers to work in the United States, but there are solutions. The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) has teamed with immigration law firm Getson and Shatz to offer a free webinar—Green Cards for Scientific Researchers:  … Read more

Five Ways to Get Scientific About Learning and Teaching
August 2018 Newsletter

It is August, and many of us are preparing for the upcoming academic year. Whether we instruct students in classes, mentor students informally, or just give seminars on our own research, now is a great time to reflect on all the teaching we do. As  … Read more

ABRCMS and SACNAS: Building a Bridge to Cell Biology through Mentorship and Community
ASCB NewsletterAugust 2018 Newsletter

Achieving a diverse and inclusive scientific community is a goal shared by ASCB and many other organizations. Diversity-oriented Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) conferences serve an important role in supporting aspiring minority scientists at critical times in their training. Two of the largest of  … Read more