Publications & Columns

Modern cell biology is computational

December 7, 2019
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The theme of this year’s ASCB|EMBO Meeting is Cell Biology for the 21st Century. So what skills are essential for…

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Cryo-EM to see your molecules and your cells

December 4, 2019
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I am a visual thinker/learner, and when I think about molecular mechanisms in biology, structure is always at the heart…

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Wither publishing: Oh, brave new world that has no journals in it!

December 3, 2019
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A President’s final address typically looks back with a satisfied smile on promises delivered, new territories acquired, and foes vanquished…

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Attack of the killer bugs: The cell biology of infectious diseases

November 29, 2019
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There is growing excitement among those studying immunity as we begin to understand the diversity of mechanisms that cells use…

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Johns Hopkins Initiative for Careers in Science and Medicine

November 27, 2019
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This is a unique time for scientists and society. As scientists, we must explain how our work (and taxpayer dollars)…

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Decisions, Decisions: How Cells Choose Their Fates

November 27, 2019
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Why should cell biologists care about single-cell genomics? scRNA-seq, scATAC-seq, SCI-seq, scGESTALT, scCRAZE—is it all a fad? Or is there…

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Google maps of the cell: controlling intracellular traffic flow and direction

November 25, 2019
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As a prologue to my presentation in the Symposium “Google Maps of the Cell: Controlling intracellular traffic flow and direction”…

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Pride in Our Science

November 25, 2019
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June was LGBTQ+ Pride Month, and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots that shaped the modern Pride movement. Despite…

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Participants at biotech west cast their networks wide

November 22, 2019
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“Keep networking hard,” said Steven Casper, dean of the Keck Graduate Institute’s School of Applied Life Sciences, as participants attending…

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Finally, a Budget Deal

November 15, 2019
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Agreement, something rare in Washington, DC, these days, made a brief appearance in late July. After weeks of secret negotiations,…

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