The Post

Why I come out to my biology classrooms

June 24, 2020
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During my first couple of years of graduate school, I never mentioned my LGBTQ+ identity around other academics. It was an aspect of my personal life that I didn’t think pertained to my professional life. While people often made assumptions…

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Featured Articles

Zebrafish outreach program nets organizers 2020 Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education

September 17, 2020
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The science outreach program BioEYES gives children hands-on experience studying the life cycle and genetics of the shiny, darting zebrafish…

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JoAnn Trejo selected for 2020 ASCB Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity

September 16, 2020
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JoAnn Trejo calls herself a problem solver. “I was born with a natural curiosity, always wondering how things work. I…

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September 2020 Newsletter

September 15, 2020
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Articles and columns in the September 2020 “Education” issue address topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the biomedical…

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Dear Labby

Balancing childcare and career in the age of COVID

September 15, 2020

Dear Labby, Thank you for your very helpful advice on how to navigate the complicated scheduling required to do bench science in the time of COVID-19 (see the Dear Labby column in the June ASCB Newsletter). As a postdoc with both a preschool and school-age child, it feels like I am faced with impossible choices.…

President's Column

Three R’s for inclusive education

September 14, 2020

ASCB President Eva Nogales asked David J. Asai of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to be guest author for this issue’s President’s Column. The lack of racial diversity in science is appalling. Today, the nation is approximately 30% PEERs—Persons Excluded because of Ethnicity or Race—but the scientific workforce is only about 10% PEERs.1 By failing…

Latest News

Member profile: Susan Walsh

September 17, 2020
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Susan Walsh never set out to become an educator. Now this associate professor of Molecular/Cell Biology is designing the science…

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With glutamate receptors, it’s all about location and timing

September 17, 2020
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Shigeki Watanabe, associate professor in the Department of Cell Biology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, recently received a 2020…

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Improving mentorship for diverse scientists

September 16, 2020
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Mentorship is a keystone of scientific training and career development. Successful mentors can help identify a mentee’s strengths and areas…

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Applying to graduate school for the first time

September 16, 2020
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The following content originally appeared September 14, 2018 as the post “What Information Should I Gather?” on the Vanderbilt University blog…

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Balancing childcare and career in the age of COVID

September 15, 2020
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Dear Labby, Thank you for your very helpful advice on how to navigate the complicated scheduling required to do bench…

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