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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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ASCB’s Declaration on Effective and Inclusive Undergraduate Biology Education: From National Vision to Widespread Action

September 6, 2019

ASCB has taken a bold step to help educators adopt effective teaching and mentoring practices. Specifically, ASCB has adopted a…

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Teaching Science through Research in Middle and High School

August 29, 2019

There is a consensus that a hands-on approach to teaching science helps students learn better.1,2 But how much do teaching…

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MIRA at three years: maximizing NIGMS’ research investment

July 2, 2019
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The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) is the home of fundamental biomedical research at the National Institutes of…

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Careers depend on how research is assessed

July 1, 2019
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Filling a faculty position can be a daunting process. Universities can receive hundreds of applications for a single opening. But…

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Alliance managers: at the interface of academia and industry

July 1, 2019
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In my job as an alliance manager I work at the interface of academia and industry, managing large-scale, industry-sponsored research…

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Explore!

June 27, 2019
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I often speak to students, both undergraduate and graduate, about their career plans. And one of the things that has…

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Interaction of human TC-Cbl complex with the extracellular domain of CD320 receptor. The figure was created based on the structure 4ZRP from RCSB Protein Data Bank.

Discovering how vitamin B12 is transported in living cells

June 19, 2019
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Vitamin B12 (or cobalamin) is unquestionably important for mammalian nutrition. The vitamin is obtained by consuming animal products or supplements. A…

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The unintended consequences of being a science advocate

May 20, 2019
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As scientists, we think about unintended consequences every day. For example, I ask lab members to show that a knockdown…

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