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Alliance of scientific societies for broad participation in STEM
February 2018 Newsletter

The Biophysical Society and the ASCB are leading an effort with the support of the National Science Foundation to create an Alliance of Scientific Societies for Broad Participation in STEM to promote participation in STEM  … Read more

Bullying in science: let’s face the problem

The likelihood of a good scientist succeeding depends on infinite factors. At some point, we have all experienced the fact that being lucky is equally as important as being smart and passionate. Part of being  … Read more

Balancing demands as a new faculty member
February 2018 NewsletterDear Labby

Dear Labby, I am just completing my first semester as an assistant professor. After five years as an international postdoc I thought that this time would never happen. We now live in a relatively rural  … Read more

Career Perspectives: Margaret Prendergast, Director of Bioengineering, Allevi, Inc.

Please describe your current position. Allevi (previously BioBots) develops a bioprinting platform for the fabrication of living 3D biological structures. As the director of bioengineering at Allevi, I facilitate an interdisciplinary effort among developers, roboticists,  … Read more

The complete scientist—A call to arms
Feburary 2018 NewsletterPresident's Columns

Last year, I was invited to speak at a “nonscientific” session of the Young MitoScientists Forum, a meeting organized by students, postdocs, and junior clinicians attending the associated international EuroMIT meeting. This marked the first  … Read more

The stranger in the lab: Staff scientists—who they are, what they do and how they improve academia

When you think of lab personnel, you probably think of the PI, postdocs, graduate students and even some undergrads. However, there is often another person in the lab who plays an important role that isn’t  … Read more

In Memoriam: Ian R. Gibbons, 86, dynein discoverer

Ian Gibbons, a long-time visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, died January 30, 2018. He was 86. Gibbons had been a member of ASCB since 1961. He was noted for his discovery of  … Read more