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Biophysicist Eva Nogales Named 2016 Porter Lecturer

Eva Nogales, a University of California, Berkeley professor, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory senior faculty member, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, will give the 2016 Keith Porter Lecture at ASCB 2016 this December in San  … Read more

Why do we still need an Association for Women in Science? An Interview with Isabel C. Escobar

The need for strong female leaders in STEM According to a 2011 U.S. Department of Commerce report, only one in seven engineers is female. But women are not only grossly underrepresented in engineering, but also  … Read more

Daniel Alfonso Colón-Ramos, A Student with 1,000 Questions, Wins E.E. Just Award

Daniel Alfonso Colón-Ramos always liked asking questions. Growing up in Puerto Rico, his questions earned him a lousy reputation among teachers. But now as a professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at Yale, Colón-Ramos’ endless  … Read more

Last Call for Celldance 2016 Proposals—What? Why? And Finally When?

Imagine yourself sitting in a bar with labmates, celebrating your latest cell imaging videos that you are screening on a computer tablet. A complete stranger standing next to you glances over your shoulder and is  … Read more

Women in STEM: Still So Few and Far Between

The environment of women in STEM According to a 2014 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report, women make up 47 percent of the total U.S. workforce. However, women are underrepresented in the fields of science  … Read more

The Invasion of the Bioengineers and Vice Versa

When Valerie Weaver brought her first and, at that point, only graduate student to the 2000 ASCB Annual Meeting, her University of Pennsylvania (Penn) bioengineering student wasn’t happy. “She complained that there were hardly any  … Read more

Cell News—A new class of unfolded protein response inhibitors

When unfolded or misfolded proteins accumulate in the cell’s endoplasmic reticulum (ER) an unfolded protein response (UPR) is triggered to mitigate the potential damage. The UPR has been implicated in a number of neurodegenerative diseases,  … Read more