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It’s time to enter the Science Comic Strip Competition!
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SPREAD THE WORD! It’s time again to enter the Science Comic Strip Competition hosted by ASCB’s Committee for Students and Postdocs (COMPASS)! Maybe you’ve spent hours laughing at PhD comics or #whatweshouldcallgradschool and you are  … Read more

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Cell News—Nervous Wreck coordinates remodeling, at least in neurons

One of the joys of fly genetics is the tradition of whimsical naming by generations of imaginative Drosophila researchers who have come up with such gems as Tinman, which affects the fly heart, and the  … Read more

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Cell News—How the formidable formins close the gap on wounds

The formins are a bustling family of cellular proteins involved in all sorts of basic biology from development to tissue maintenance to wound healing. The formins are well connected because they can regulate actin polymerization  … Read more

Strategies for a Successful (Non-Academic) Career Search: an Interview with ASCB Executive Director, Erika Shugart
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Introduction Biomedical training for graduate students and postdocs can be enhanced by attending career seminars and professional development workshops, as well as through conversations with research mentors, teachers, laboratory peers, or classmates. In addition to  … Read more

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Coming Attractions—Celldance Studios Announce New Microscopic Blockbuster Productions

Celldance Studios, a.k.a. ASCB’s Public Information Committee (PIC), today unveiled its list of three Celldance 2016 “Tell Your Own Cell Story” productions that will premiere at ASCB 2016 in San Francisco this December. The three  … Read more

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Bruce Alberts, Living Cell Biology Legend and Ex-ASCB President Wins Lasker-Koshland Achievement Award

Bruce Alberts, a pioneer in the study of DNA replication, a former ASCB President, and a living legend in cell biology, was today awarded the Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Awards in Medical Science. The Lasker-Koshland is  … Read more

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ASCB 2016 Keynote Speaker: Rick Lifton Takes Exome Sequencing Beyond Mendelian Genetics

  Rick Lifton was moving house. After 23 years in New Haven at Yale, Lifton was packing up last July for Manhattan where on September 1, he would become the 11th President of the Rockefeller  … Read more