Mary Spiro

Mary Spiro is ASCB's Science Writer and Social Media Manager.

Nine ASCB members elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 2, 2018

The American Society for Cell Biology congratulates nine ASCB members recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) on…

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New organoid moves us closer to better understanding of the human brain

April 4, 2018

Scientists seek to create model systems that accurately recapitulate conditions in living organisms so that they can study everything from…

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CZI panelists say basic science holds key to cures for neurodegenerative diseases

March 23, 2018

A panel discussion, “The Challenge of Neurodegenerative Diseases: Will Cell Biology Hold the Answer?” hosted by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative…

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Sold-out doorstep meeting engages attendees with recent findings on neurodegenerative diseases

March 23, 2018

The speakers at ASCB’s second Doorstep Meeting, held on the Saturday prior to the official beginning of the 2017 ASCB|EMBO…

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ASCB council discusses publishing, approves reduced membership rates for scientists from low-income countries

March 20, 2018

The ASCB Council met December 1, 2017, prior to the ASCB|EMBO Meeting in Philadelphia. The day was jam-packed with updates…

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Pushing the boundaries of cell biology: Highlights of the 2017 ASCB|EMBO meeting

March 13, 2018

Nearly 7,000 scientists gathered in Philadelphia in December to learn, share, network, and celebrate all things cell biology at the…

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In Memoriam: Ian R. Gibbons, 86, dynein discoverer

March 8, 2018

Ian Gibbons, a long-time visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, died January 30, 2018. He was 86. Gibbons…

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In Memoriam: Günter Blobel, 81, Nobel Prize winning molecular biologist

February 20, 2018
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Günter Blobel, who won the 1999 Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovering protein guidance mechanisms, died February 18, 2018. He…

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In Memoriam: Morris J. Karnovsky, 91, pathology pioneer

February 20, 2018
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Morris J.  Karnovsky, the Shattuck Professor of Pathological Anatomy, Emeritus at Harvard Medical School, past president of ASCB (1984), winner…

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Montell offers guidance for bringing politicians into the lab

February 15, 2018

The American Society for Cell Biology encourages its members to write letters to their local government official, meet with members…

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