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


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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Balancing demands as a new faculty member

Dear Labby, I am just completing my first semester as an assistant professor. After five years as an international postdoc I thought that this time would never happen. We now live in a relatively rural part of the United States, in contrast to our former  … Read more

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Career Perspectives: Margaret Prendergast, Director of Bioengineering, Allevi, Inc.

Please describe your current position. Allevi (previously BioBots) develops a bioprinting platform for the fabrication of living 3D biological structures. As the director of bioengineering at Allevi, I facilitate an interdisciplinary effort among developers, roboticists, and material scientists to develop a series of standard bioinks  … Read more

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Career Perspectives: Michael Lang, Consulting Associate at Charles River Associates

Please describe your current position. I use quantitative and qualitative market research as well as structured analytics to deliver insights that help pharmaceutical and biotech clients value and prioritize market opportunities and launch new brands. I work with multiple teams across CRA’s life sciences practice  … Read more

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Curry calls for renewed dedication to DORA mission

At the 2012 meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology in San Francisco, a group of scientific publishers and editors gathered to call for a paradigm shift in how the value of research significance and impact should be assessed. The result of that meeting  … Read more

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Scientific societies join forces to increase diversity in STEM

With the support of the National Science Foundation, the American Society for Cell Biology and the Biophysical Society have joined an effort to create the Alliance of Scientific Societies for broad participation in STEM for the next generation of scientists. The founding partners include the  … Read more

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Putting active learning into practice: an interview with PALM fellow Christopher Baker and PALM mentor Michelle Smith

This blog post originally appeared on Genes to Genomes, the Genetics Society of America blog. Are you a postdoc looking for hands-on education experience and mentoring? Or a faculty member interested in bringing evidence-based, effective active learning strategies into your classroom? The PALM (Promoting Active Learning  … Read more

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Career Perspectives: Bret L. Judson, Imaging Facility Manager at Boston College

Please describe your current position. At Boston College, I manage all aspects of the light microscopy imaging facility housed within the Department of Biology. The facility serves the entire Boston College campus community. In addition to managing the imaging facility, I also teach the Advanced  … Read more

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ASCB among founding members of newly launched Scientific Society Publisher Alliance

A group of prestigious not-for-profit scientific membership societies, including the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), have announced the launch of the Scientific Society Publisher Alliance (SSPA), an initiative focused on building awareness of and support for publication of scientific research by scientist-run scientific societies.  … Read more

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