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How Cell Biologists Work ‘at Home’ Featuring Jen Gallagher

May 21, 2020
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Jen Gallagher is an Associate Professor at West Virginia University in the Biology Department. At WVU, the Gallagher lab is…

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Really, your congressperson will listen to you

May 18, 2020
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Dear Labby, I’m concerned about funding for basic science and I care about science policy issues that affect cell biology…

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How Cell Biologists Work ‘at Home’ featuring Veronica Segarra

May 14, 2020
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Veronica Segarra is an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at High Point University in North Carolina. At HPU Veronica…

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How Cell Biologists Work ‘at Home’ featuring Dave Matus

May 12, 2020
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David (Dave) Q. Matus is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Stony Brook University…

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Accepting the ‘new normal’ as a trainee

May 11, 2020
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In my last post discussing social distancing as a trainee (link), I had been at home for one week and…

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How to Give a Chalk Talk

May 11, 2020
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Are you interested in a career in academia but unfamiliar with the standards and expectations of chalk talks often given…

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No more ‘man’els! Increase diversity with the next-generation WICB women speakers list

May 9, 2020
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When faced with the prospect of assembling a panel, conference session, or workshop, we frequently and instinctively invite whoever comes…

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Acknowledge, empower, encourage

May 9, 2020
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Talent is universal; opportunity is not. —Nicholas Kristof, New York Times, March 28, 2012 While Nicholas Kristof was discussing talent…

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How Cell Biologists Work ‘at Home” featuring Maitreyi Das

May 7, 2020
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Maitreyi Das is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Cellular Molecular Biology (BCMB) at the University of…

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Writing Your Science Story: How to Get Everyone Else Excited about Your Work

May 4, 2020
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In today’s intense research environment, scientists must become effective communicators to gain a competitive edge and make a difference in their communities. Explaining science to the public is an essential skill for any scientist, whether it is to engage with outreach opportunities, to educate students, or to communicate with patient advocates on grant panels and at fundraisers. This session aims to equip everyone with the tools they need to become successful writers when addressing the public, whether discussing their own work or the broader impact of their field. Participants will have the chance to hear from exceptional guest speakers and to take part in hands-on activities to refine their science writing and public communication skills.

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