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Tugboat and Motor Protein Metaphor Takes Top Prize at 2015 Elevator Speech Contest
January 2016 Newsletter

It’s always a short ride, up or down, in ASCB’s 60-second Elevator Speech Contest. For the 2015 judges, it was Lindsay Lammers’s nautical metaphor for a motor protein “that acts like a tugboat to attach  … Read more

Education Committee Focuses on Mentoring
January 2016 Newsletter

The Education Committee (EdComm) is striving to engage with the ASCB membership year-round and to build on its programs at the Annual Meeting. To that end it continues to manage the popular online CV review  … Read more

COMPASS Seeks Data, Supports Outreach, Encourages Expression
January 2016 Newsletter

In 2016 the Committee for Postdocs and Students (COMPASS) will be seeking information. For the first time COMPASS, together with the ASCB Membership Committee, will organize a survey of student and postdoc ASCB members. The  … Read more

International Affairs Committee Welcomes Members to Their Scientific Home
January 2016 Newsletter

As I write this article on behalf of the International Affairs Committee (IAC), I cannot help but remember my first scientific meeting, the ASCB Annual Meeting in Houston, TX, years ago. I was a second-year  … Read more

Minorities Affairs Committee Promotes Professional Development and Involvement with the Society
January 2016 Newsletter

The ASCB Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC) has the goal of providing professional development training and opportunities for underrepresented minority scientists as well as increasing their involvement in all aspects of the Society. To that end,  … Read more

Public Policy Committee Plans for a Busy 2016
January 2016 Newsletter

The ASCB Public Policy Committee (PPC) has long been a key participant in discussions of science policy issues that are relevant to the scientific community. As the Committee looks to the future, its goal is  … Read more

The Women in Cell Biology Committee: An Effective Advocacy Group
January 2016 Newsletter

Under its new chair, Diane Barber of the University of California, San Francisco, the Women in Cell Biology Committee (WICB) will continue to be an effective advocacy group promoting gender equality and diversity as well  … Read more