Pinar Gurel

Pinar Gurel is a postdoctoral fellow in the Alushin lab at Rockefeller University where she is investigating the role of actin structural plasticity in mechanosensation using cryoEM and other biophysical tools. Pinar earned her PhD in the Higgs lab at Dartmouth College where she studied the mechanism of actin filament severing by the formin, INF2. She is currently the co-chair of COMPASS. Email: pinar.s.gurel@gmail.com. Twitter: @pinar_gurel

Competitive sports and science not so different after all

April 6, 2018
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The Winter Olympics are one of the most exciting athletic events—it’s a culmination of the world’s top athletes putting on…

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Know an assistant professor in need of grant writing help?

March 20, 2018
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The ASCB Faculty Research and Education Development (FRED) Mentoring Program aims to promote grant funding success for junior faculty or…

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Choosing the right mentor for career success

November 17, 2017
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Mentoring is critical for the development and training of independent scientists but, all too often, not enough emphasis is placed…

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Ethical and Inspiring Mentorship in STEM symposium

November 1, 2017

Among the many roles that scientists play, mentoring younger scientists is one for which researchers are rarely trained. In the…

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What happens when your lab decides to switch institutions?

July 7, 2017
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Throughout my training, I’ve seen many labs leave my institution and many labs arrive, and I always thought, “I’m glad…

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How to make an impact with your presentations

May 12, 2017
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We’ve all been to those seminars where you’re fighting to keep your eyes open as the speaker drones on about…

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COMPASS Sessions at the Annual Meeting Target Career and Professional Development

November 29, 2016
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COMPASS is dedicated to serving postdoc and graduate student needs both throughout the year and at the ASCB annual meeting.…

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The REAL Perks of Graduate School

June 24, 2016
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Lately graduate students and postdocs in the life sciences have been bombarded by articles, infographics, seminars, and blog posts describing…

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ASCB COMPASS Outreach Grant Spotlight: Art in STEM Research

October 16, 2015
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The ASCB Committee for Postdocs and Students (COMPASS) has proudly hosted 4 cycles of Outreach grants. These grants support projects…

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Social and Outreach Events at the 2014 ASCB/IFCB Meeting

December 5, 2014
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The 2014 ASCB/IFCB meeting is the place to expand your scientific knowledge, present your research, and explore career options. Additionally,…

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