Bruno da Rocha-Azevedo

Bruno Da Rocha-Azevedo is currently a Senior Staff Scientist in the Department of Biophysics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Bruno studies the spatiotemporal dynamics of endothelial cell receptors using single molecule imaging. Bruno was one of the founding members of COMPASS, where he has a member (2013-2016), outreach subcommittee chair (2013-2015) and COMPASS co-chair (2015-2016). Bruno also recently volunteered on the ASCB 5-year strategic plan, helping on creating the guidelines for further democratizing the society by ensuring leadership and decision making reflect the broad range of the membership and their interests and priorities E-mail: brunodarochaazevedo@gmail.com Twitter: @brunodra

Outreach, conference-style: the importance of attending scientific meetings that are not research topic-based

October 19, 2018
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It is October, and most cell biologists around the world are looking forward to the ASCB|EMBO meeting in San Diego!…

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The stranger in the lab: Staff scientists—who they are, what they do and how they improve academia

March 9, 2018
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When you think of lab personnel, you probably think of the PI, postdocs, graduate students and even some undergrads. However,…

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The road to equality: the successes and the needs of LGBTQ+ biomedical scientists

June 28, 2017

Some Progress Has Been Made Around the world and the United States, June is known as Pride Month. While media…

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Volunteering in your scientific society: six lessons from a COMPASS alum

June 16, 2017
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Compared with all other ASCB committees, membership in the Committee for Postdocs and Students (COMPASS) fluctuates with a fast tempo,…

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Understanding the concerns of students and postdocs and a look to the future

November 25, 2016
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This is my final blog post as co-chair of COMPASS – it has been an honor to represent students and…

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Just Say "No"—Against the Silence of the Scientific Job Market

April 1, 2016
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It is not easy to get an academic position nowadays, and this is not news. The academic job market is…

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Carnival of Disaster as Rio de Janeiro Looks at 50% Science Cuts

March 15, 2016

“The tumor had given a first hint of its existence in St. Louis, but it was in Rio de Janeiro…

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COMPASS Seeks Data, Supports Outreach, Encourages Expression

February 16, 2016

In 2016 the Committee for Postdocs and Students (COMPASS) will be seeking information. For the first time COMPASS, together with…

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Students and Postdocs: We want to hear your voices and see your faces!

November 27, 2015
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The 2015 COMPASS Open Forum is ready for you in San Diego!   It sounds like a long time ago:…

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Showing Science OUT, Bringing Money IN: Science outreach as a vital tool to promoting research funding

July 17, 2015
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Society’s perception of science and scientists is quite complex. While the prestige of scientists is second only to firefighters, there…

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