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Cancer in English: Translating cancer cell biology for everyone through Instagram
COMPASS

In today’s age of social media, it’s easy for the sheer volume of posts and opinions floating around the internet to distract us. Communication on social media focuses heavily on quick ideas, immediate updates, and  … Read more

NIGMS Redefines Graduate Training
August 2018 Newsletter

During his interview with ASCB President Jodi Nunnari,1 Jon Lorsch, director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), gave her a hint of the upcoming changes to the NIGMS training program. In describing  … Read more

ABRCMS and SACNAS: Building a Bridge to Cell Biology through Mentorship and Community
ASCB NewsletterAugust 2018 Newsletter

Achieving a diverse and inclusive scientific community is a goal shared by ASCB and many other organizations. Diversity-oriented Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) conferences serve an important role in supporting aspiring minority scientists at  … Read more

A Good Bill with Bad Implications

Since 2011, Representative William Lacy Clay (D-MO) has introduced a bill in each Congress with a very noble goal: to require that appointments to federal agency advisory committees be made without consideration of political involvement  … Read more

Four evidence-based ways universities can enhance graduate training

The biomedical and life sciences have a longstanding culture of postdoctoral training with the ultimate goal of a career as academic faculty or research tenure. Today’s industry, however, doesn’t support that model anymore, according to a  … Read more

The Science and Art of Mentoring
August 2018 NewsletterWICB Columns

We often do not seize the numerous opportunities we are afforded to shape the learning experiences of our mentees, let alone influence the environments in which those experiences transpire. We do not frequently enough embrace  … Read more

COMPASS: Who are we?
COMPASS

COMPASS, or Committee for Postdocs and Students, are a group composed of graduate students and postdocs who represent the interests of trainees within ASCB. Our committee members come from institutes and universities all around the world!  … Read more