Günter Blobel

Günter Blobel, who won the 1999 Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovering protein guidance mechanisms, died February 18, 2018. He was 81. Blobel was a past president of ASCB (1990), a co-recipient of the Society’s prestigious E.B Wilson Medal (1986), and an inaugural ASCB Fellow. He had been a member of the Society since 1973. A more detailed obituary will be published in a forthcoming issue of the ASCB Newsletter.

Mary Spiro

Mary Spiro has been ASCB's Science Writer and Social Media Manager since January 2017. She's the former science writer for Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology and writer/editor for University of Maryland Baltimore, LifeBridge Health and The Manhattan (KS) Mercury newspaper. She holds an MS in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University and bachelor's degrees in journalism and agronomy from the University of Maryland, College Park.