Mary Spiro

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

Nanoscale forces measured in aortic smooth muscle cells tell story of disease

July 10, 2017

Researchers from Virginia Tech and the University of Pittsburgh have collaborated to employ a novel nanoscale fibrous system that can…

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Why PhDs should consider a career in academia

July 6, 2017
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Doctoral and postdoctoral trainees these days may be steering away from what was once thought to be their most obvious…

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­In Memoriam: Nathaniel B. Kurnick, 99, expert in hematology, oncology

July 5, 2017
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Nathaniel B. Kurnick, medical professor, clinician, and exp­­­ert in oncology and hematology, passed away February 18, 2017, at his home…

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Council approves strategic plan; visits Capitol Hill during spring meeting

June 8, 2017

Members of the American Society for Cell Biology’s (ASCB) Council met May 15 and 16 in Bethesda for their spring…

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In Memoriam: Emma Shelton, 96, cell biologist and ASCB’s first executive director

June 5, 2017
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Emma Shelton, research biologist and first executive director of the ASCB, passed away March 29, 2017, at her home in…

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Murray elected 2019 ASCB President

May 10, 2017

Andrew W. Murray of Harvard University was elected to serve as the 2019 president of the American Society for Cell…

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Eight ASCB members among those newly elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 3, 2017

The American Society for Cell Biology would like to congratulate eight ASCB members who have recently been elected to the…

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Ahmet Yildiz wins Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

April 13, 2017

Creativity sometimes means coloring outside the lines. For Ahmet Yildiz, associate professor of physics and molecular cell biology at the…

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New cell membrane fusion model challenges dogma

March 22, 2017

Membrane fusion lies at the heart of many cell functions—from the secretion of antibodies to the release of neurotransmitters. For…

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Biotech management course now accepting applicants

March 7, 2017

Not every doctoral degree results in an academic career. For those considering an entrepreneurial vocation in the biotech industry, the…

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