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Eight ASCB Members Honored with NIH Director’s Awards
December 2018 Newsletter

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) presented 89 grants to fund “extraordinarily creative scientists proposing highly innovative research to address major challenges in biomedical science.” The grants are part of the NIH High-Risk, High-Reward Research  … Read more

Making the Most of Your Invited Seminar
December 2018 NewsletterDear Labby

DEAR LABBY: I’m a relatively new assistant professor with my own lab. I have been invited to give a seminar by a scientist at a major university whose research overlaps mine. I’m thrilled at the  … Read more

Developing a Computational Pipeline and Benchmark Datasets for Image-Based Transcriptomics
December 2018 Newsletter

A New Technology Multiplexed image-based transcriptomics is an emerging technology for measuring spatially resolved gene expression in cells and intact tissues at scale. These transcriptomic profiles can be correlated with other measures of cellular structure,  … Read more

Shining Our Light on Science
December 2018 NewsletterPresident's Columns

As I write this, I am looking forward with great anticipation to the ASCB|EMBO Meeting in San Diego, which is guaranteed to deliver inspiring science and scientists. Let’s party! I am in awe of the  … Read more

Super resolution multi-color TIRF-SIM (Gustafson) images of actin cytoskeletal dynamics in living cells. (A) Cortical actin cytoskeleton in COS-7 (mRuby-LifeAct); (inset) high mag. Bars, 5 and 1 μm. (B) Cortical F-actin (mEmerald-LifeAct) and clathrin-coated pits (mKOrange-clathrin) in INS-1 832/13 cells; (inset) high mag. Bars, 1 μm and 300 nm. (C) Motile actin-derived membrane projections in INS-1 cells from a time-lapse video sequence. (D) 3D kymographs of the movement. (E) Heat color map of 3D kymograph. Bars, 300 nm.
HHMI Janelia’s Advanced Imaging Center: Breaking Barriers
December 2018 Newsletter

Back in the 1980s, I was astounded to be able to see individual microtubules in a squid giant axon the first time I looked through Robert Allen’s video microscope. As a postdoctoral fellow under the  … Read more

Kenneth Downing
In Memoriam: Kenneth H. Downing, 72, Cryo-EM Pioneer
December 2018 NewsletterIn Memoriam

Kenneth H. Downing, a longtime ASCB member, passed away on August 2, 2018. His impact on science—and on the scientists who worked with him—was enormous, and he will be greatly missed. He was 72. Born  … Read more

Informational interviews: Four ways to transform weak ties into a strong network

Early on in my graduate career, I did a few informational interviews to learn more about different career options. I also helped design a “protocol” for conducting informational interviews, which we published at Science Careers  … Read more