David Clarke is a Washington DC-area freelance writer with more than 20 years' experience covering scientific, environmental, and energy topics as a journalist, senior policy advisor, and consultant. He has a B.A. in Technical Writing and an M.A. in Government and Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University, Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.


PhDs explore the leap from research science to commerce

As life science PhD students and postdocs scan the horizon for possible careers, many are turning to the one-week ASCB­–Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) course Managing Science in the Biotech Industry to learn what a biosciences industry future looks like. “What we’ve found is that the  … Read more

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Want to Work for a Bioscience Company? PhDs Explore Industry Options

On the first morning of the July 11–16 Bioscience Management Summer Course cosponsored by ASCB and the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), KGI president Sheldon Schuster stopped by to make a few remarks. Welcoming the 50 students from the United States and other parts of the  … Read more

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From the COPD Clinic to the Dicty Lab, Corrine Kliment Travels in Search of a Breakthrough for Deadly Lung Disease

They can be housed in the same complex or even the same building, but the usual distance between basic research and clinical application is vast. However, there are researchers like ASCB member Corrine Kliment who regularly make the scientific journey. Kliment shuttles back and forth  … Read more

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From Aeronautical Engineering to Cell Biology, Mary Teruel Wants to Know How Things Work

Mary Frances Nunez Teruel graduated with a PhD in Aeronautical Engineering from Stanford University in 1996. A decade later, she is back at Stanford but now as a professor in Stanford’s Department of Chemical and Systems Biology. Teruel says that a simple question connects her  … Read more

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From Aeronautical Engineering to Cell Biology, Mary Teruel Wants to Know How Things Work

Mary Frances Nunez Teruel graduated with a PhD in Aeronautical Engineering from Stanford in 1996. A decade later, she is back at Stanford but now as an Assistant Professor in Stanford’s Department of Chemical and Systems Biology. Teruel says that a simple question connects her  … Read more

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From Dicty to COPD, Kliment Searches for Breakthrough

                              They can be housed in the same complex or even the same building, but the usual distance between basic research and clinical application is vast. However, there are researchers like  … Read more

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Rebecca Heald on size, scale, exploding frogs, and the mitotic spindle

Rebecca Heald In physics, Richard Feynman once observed, “What I cannot create, I do not understand” but in cell biology, the next best thing to creation is having a list of all the working parts. That’s the goal of Rebecca Heald and her University of  … Read more

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ASCB 2015—Rebecca Heald on Size, Scale, Exploding Frogs, and the Mitotic Spindle

In physics, Richard Feynman once observed, “What I cannot create, I do not understand” but in cell biology, the next best thing to creation is having a list of all the working parts. That’s the goal of Rebecca Heald and her University of California, Berkeley,  … Read more

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Symposium Speaker Rachel Dutton Studies the Microbial World on Cheese

Rachel Dutton The English poet William Blake who celebrated the aspiration, “To see a World in a Grain of Sand,” would have appreciated microbiologist Rachel Dutton’s scientific ambition: to understand the microbial world—which can be found in copious quantities everywhere on Earth, from soil to  … Read more

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ASCB 2015—Rachel Dutton Studies the Microbial World on a Cheese

The English poet William Blake who celebrated the aspiration, “To see a World in a Grain of Sand,” would have appreciated microbiologist Rachel Dutton’s scientific ambition: to understand the microbial world—which can be found in copious quantities everywhere on Earth, from soil to oceans to  … Read more

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