Mary Spiro

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

Four Highly Effective Science Teaching Tips

June 16, 2015

It’s a high-class listicle appearing in a serious place. Leading off the June 15th issue of the journal, Molecular Biology…

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World’s Longest PhD—102-Year-Old Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport Defends Thesis 77 Years after Nazis Blocked Her Oral Exam

May 28, 2015

Righting a historical wrong, Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport will be awarded an earned doctorate June 9 by the Medical Faculty of Hamburg…

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The Big Picture for Cell Biology Is Global, Says Satyajit Mayor

May 21, 2015

Cell biology is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary and international, writes Satyajit Mayor, professor at the National Centre for Biological Science in…

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Our People—National Academy Showers Membership and Awards on 11 ASCBers

May 7, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Nine ASCB members—eight national and one foreign associate—have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. In addition, the…

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Inside the Mind of NIGMS—You Never Know Where the Next CRISPR Will Come From

April 30, 2015

If there ever was a Golden Age in bioscience research, it was 1998-2003, or so say those who lived through…

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Our People—Three Named to American Academy, One Explains Deanship, and One Gets Rave Review in Clinic

April 29, 2015

The American Academy Calls for Ecker, Schmid, and Snyder Three longtime ASCB members—Joseph R. Ecker of the Salk Institute for…

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From Skin Cells to Stem Cells, Pioneer Researcher Elaine Fuchs Wins Cell Biologists’ Highest Honor

April 21, 2015

Hailed as a pioneer in exploring the basic principles of stem cell biology, Elaine Fuchs of Rockefeller University will receive…

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Hitting the Drug Target—Can a 3D Cell Cycle Scoring System Help Understand What’s Really Going on in Tumors?

April 20, 2015

The promise of targeted cancer therapies depends on knowing which target is truly being hit. Say you have an effective…

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NIH Puts Out an RFI for Your Thoughts on Future of Research Enterprise

April 9, 2015

Be bold. Be insightful. Be wise. NIH wants your thoughts on the impact and sustainability of the biomedical research enterprise.…

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WICB Senior Leadership Award Renamed for WICB Chair Sandy Masur

February 23, 2015

A better namesake could not be found, said Ursula Goodenough, former chair of ASCB’s Women in Cell Biology (WICB) Committee…

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