Announcing the Results of the First Annual COMPASS Science Writing Contest

The Communications subcommittee of ASCB’s COMPASS announced earlier this year the first annual COMPASS Science Writing Contest, with the topic of “challenges for the biomedical research enterprise.” We were thrilled with the quantity and quality of articles submitted by ASCB’s graduate student and postdoctoral members, and we are proud to announce the contest winners:

Thank you to everyone who contributed articles for the contest, and to all the judges for their time. We COMPASS committee members look forward to next year’s contest and article submissions! And for those of you out there who would like to try your hand at science writing, we invite you to contribute articles to ASCB’s COMPASS Points blog. Contact me for more information.

About the Author:

Hashem is a Postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Melanie H. Cobb, studying regulation and interactions of WNK protein family members. Email: