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Holzbaur, Nogales run for ASCB president; Eight candidates seek council seats
April 2018 Newsletter

The two nominees for ASCB President-Elect are Erika L.F. Holzbaur, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and Eva Nogales, University of California, Berkeley/HHMI and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The elected candidate will serve on  … Read more

We’re all frauds: managing imposter syndrome in grad school

Imposter syndrome (or imposter phenomenon) is the feeling that you do not deserve to be where you are and that you will be exposed as an “imposter.” This is a common phrase I’ve heard people  … Read more

CZI panelists say basic science holds key to cures for neurodegenerative diseases
February 2018 Newsletter

A panel discussion, “The Challenge of Neurodegenerative Diseases: Will Cell Biology Hold the Answer?” hosted by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), yielded lively discussion about the direction of basic scientific research. The discussion was one  … Read more

Sold-out doorstep meeting engages attendees with recent findings on neurodegenerative diseases
February 2018 Newsletter

The speakers at ASCB’s second Doorstep Meeting, held on the Saturday prior to the official beginning of the 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting in Philadelphia, focused on current discoveries and potential therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. In addition  … Read more

Pay to play: should trainees be compensated for extracurricular service?

Graduate students and postdocs participate in various service activities throughout their training. Service occurs in the form of outreach, teaching, advocacy, education, communication, professional development, community building, and administrative work. When I say service, I  … Read more

Biotech has a woman problem
February 2018 NewsletterWICB Columns

The biotechnology industry in the United States is envied and emulated around the world, and is poised to grow explosively in coming decades. It should continue to develop treatments for diseases and conditions thought incurable  … Read more

ASCB council discusses publishing, approves reduced membership rates for scientists from low-income countries
February 2018 Newsletter

The ASCB Council met December 1, 2017, prior to the ASCB|EMBO Meeting in Philadelphia. The day was jam-packed with updates from staff and committee chairs. The morning kicked off with a welcome to new Council  … Read more