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Out of la-la land
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A friend from graduate school often referred to academia as “La-la land.” The expression has stuck with me, partially because I feel it to be true. The idealized academia bubble is a dream world to  … Read more

Joint NCI-ASCB conference reveals advanced cancer cell imaging methods

The number and types of advanced imaging techniques and technologies available to cell biologists today have grown exponentially over the last few years. As classical microscopy methods are refined and new imaging tools come online  … Read more

How to get started in STEM outreach

Public outreach is an essential piece of the scientific endeavor. Federal funding is a critical driving force for cell biology, and that funding must have taxpayer support. Without a basic understanding of the scientific process,  … Read more

Nogales voted 2020 president; four new council members chosen

Eva Nogales was elected by ASCB members to serve as ASCB President in 2020. Nogales is a Senior Faculty Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Professor of  … Read more

DORA celebrates five years with launch of live interview series

Since the declaration was published in 2013, it has collected signatures from nearly 500 organizations and 12,000 individuals. DORA has increased awareness about the misuse of the Journal Impact Factor and inspired change in the  … Read more

Let’s face lab bullying, part 2
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Many people think that harassment is a normal part of life in academia, because “it has always been this way.” How do you explain to a funding agency that you didn’t produce papers because you  … Read more

Nine ASCB members elected to National Academy of Sciences

The American Society for Cell Biology congratulates nine ASCB members recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) on May 1, 2018. NAS added 84 new members and 21 foreign associates to its ranks  … Read more