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


Baumeister, Lippincott-Schwartz, and Voeltz on the structure of the cell

Since Robert Hooke first observed cork under a microscope in 1665, cell biologists have been trying to understand the complex structure of these tiny life units. Presenters at a Symposium on the Structure of the Cell, slated for Sunday, December 3, at 8:00 am at  … Read more

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The Cell Biology of Neurons Symposium

The Cell Biology of Neurons—how these specialized cells develop their branched morphology, how they transport signals, and how neurobiological mutations impact human disease—is the topic of a Symposium to be held Monday, December 4, at 8:00 am during the 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting. Understanding the molecular  … Read more

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Neurobiologist, Immunologist honored with 2017 Louis-Jeantet Prize for medicine

Neurobiologist Silvia Arber of Switzerland and immunologist Caetano Reis e Sousa of Portugal were named the winners of the 2017 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine. Both will present lectures during the 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting in Philadelphia. Arber, professor of neurobiology at the Biozentrum, University of Basel,  … Read more

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Illuminating cell organization with CRISPR-based gene tagging

The genome editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas9 has opened many doors for biomedical research by allowing scientists to precisely edit DNA sequences and alter function. The technology offers hope for correcting genetic defects and preventing disease. Scientists deploy glowing fluorescent tags to help them visualize  … Read more

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Fred Kavli Keynote Lecture: What a tiny worm taught Cori Bargmann about the brain

The microscopic worm Caenorhabditis elegans has a story to tell, and Cori Bargmann wants to hear it. But along the way, this geneticist and neurobiologist has been recruited to lead an innovative research organization with amazing potential. Bargmann plans to shine the spotlight on both  … Read more

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Wang nets ASCB 2017 Early Career Life Scientist Award

Meng Wang of Baylor College of Medicine has been named winner of the 2017 ASCB Early Career Life Scientist Award. The award, given each year since 1999 to an outstanding scientist who has been an independent investigator for seven or fewer years, will be presented  … Read more

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Kazak named 2017 Bernfield Memorial Award winner

Every year, ASCB presents the Merton Bernfield Memorial Award to an outstanding graduate student or postdoctoral member who has excelled at research. The 2017 winner is Lawrence K­azak, who is a postdoctoral associate in the laboratory of Bruce Spiegelman at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard  … Read more

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Cryo-EM: Nobel Prize-winning technique that’s sharpening view into cells

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to the team of scientists responsible for developing cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), which allows researchers to view biomolecules with high resolution. The Nobel laureates include Jacques Dubochet of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Joachim Frank of Columbia  … Read more

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Hartl and Horwich named 2017 E.B. Wilson Medalists

ASCB has selected F. Ulrich Hartl of the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry and Arthur Horwich of the Yale School of Medicine/HHMI to receive its prestigious 2017 E.B. Wilson Medal. Hartl, a biochemist, and Horwich, a geneticist, are pioneers in the realm of cellular protein  … Read more

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Cornell’s Scott D. Emr to deliver 2017 Porter Lecture

Scott D. Emr will give the 2017 Keith Porter Lecture at the 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting this December in Philadelphia. Emr is the Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of 1956 Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics and the first director of the Weill Institute for Cell and  … Read more

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