The ASCB Post staff brings you the latest news about science, advocacy, discovery, innovation, research and funding.


ASCB’s Council declares professional character standards for awardees

The American Society for Cell Biology bestows many honorific awards upon deserving individuals in the life sciences across a diverse spectrum of population groups and across all career stages. We look for people who demonstrate excellence in the scientific endeavor and who are excellent citizens  … Read more

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2018 satellite meeting: Bridging the 4D Genome with Cell Biology

Arrive early for the 2018 ASCB|EMBO Meeting to attend the 2018 4DN-ASCB Satellite Meeting: Bridging the 4D Genome with Cell Biology from 8 am to 7 pm, on Friday, December 7, at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Hotel and Marina. This conference, jointly organized by the  … Read more

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MBoC seeks submissions for 5th issue on quantitative cell biology

The American Society for Cell Biology announces that their journal, Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) seeks submissions for the Fifth Annual Special Issue on Quantitative Cell Biology. This issue will build on the successes of four previous issues published in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 and will provide an opportunity for researchers whose  … Read more

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Is an Academic Career Just a Dream?

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 lab in our department. It has been a lot of  … Read more

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Jodi Nunnari’s full interview with NIGMS Director Jon Lorsch

Editor’s Note: What follows is the complete transcript of an interview conducted by ASCB President Jodi Nunnari with Jon Lorsch, director of the National Institute of General Medical Services (NIGMS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on February 22, 2018. The text was edited  … Read more

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Nogales voted 2020 president; four new council members chosen

Eva Nogales was elected by ASCB members to serve as ASCB President in 2020. Nogales is a Senior Faculty Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology at the University of California,  … Read more

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DORA celebrates five years with launch of live interview series

Since the declaration was published in 2013, it has collected signatures from nearly 500 organizations and 12,000 individuals. DORA has increased awareness about the misuse of the Journal Impact Factor and inspired change in the scientific community. Organizations have started referencing the declaration in research assessment  … Read more

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Tone deaf?

Dear Labby, As a first-year woman medical student, I have appreciated my medical school’s efforts to mitigate unconscious bias. However, today in my pathology lab I had an experience that made me feel belittled and uncomfortable. One of my lab’s preceptors, Dr. XY, an older  … Read more

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Career Perspectives: Christy Trejo, Research Scientist at BioSpyder Technologies, Inc.

Please describe your current position. BioSpyder Technologies, Inc. is a relatively small biotech company that features a potent assay for high-throughput gene expression profiling. As a research scientist, I am responsible for building on the currently established assay to fit different applications. I design and  … Read more

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

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 the Society’s Executive Committee as President-Elect in 2019, ASCB President  … Read more

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