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Toward a MIRAtocracy: An Interview with NIGMS Director Jon Lorsch
June 2018 NewsletterPresident's Columns

Jon Lorsch is arguably one of the most influential scientific public leaders in the United States for the ASCB constituency. As Director of the National Institute of General Medicial Sciences (NIGMS) since 2013, he guides  … Read more

Moving from diversity to inclusion

June is Pride month, and so many articles will get written and posted this month promoting LGBTQ+ diversity in various organizations and institutions. We are fortunate that the ASCB recognizes the value of diversity and  … Read more

How Cell Biologists Work: Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz on uncovering biological surprises with microscopy; interdisciplinary science
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This month we are excited to hear from Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, whose past and present positions are as diverse as the scientific fields that her research encompasses. She is currently a senior group leader at the  … Read more

Is an Academic Career Just a Dream?
June 2018 NewsletterDear Labby

Dear Labby, I am a fifth-year cell biology graduate student doing basic research at a major research university. I am ambitious, worked hard during my rotations, and was rewarded by being accepted into the best-known  … Read more

What’s it all about? Microfluidics
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This installment of “What’s it all about?” will attempt to demystify the exciting miniature world of microfluidic technology, particularly as it pertains to cell biology and chip-sized cell culture systems. What are microfluidics? The term  … Read more

Deadline is Approaching: Submit your Celldance Proposal by June 15!

The beloved Celldance video program is on again for 2018 and the deadline is swiftly approaching! Celldance offers three member labs $1,000 production grants to use to create short films of their research. These videos  … Read more

Let’s face lab bullying, part 3
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Reporting the bully Most bullied trainees decide not to report the person who bullied them. As one postdoc says: “I am afraid that the department chair, provost, or HR would not be responsive.” Trainees who  … Read more