President’s Column

Time for Second Order Change

August 28, 2018
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I have had the privilege of serving as Editor-in-Chief of CBE—Life Sciences Education (LSE) for almost a decade now. During…

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Toward a MIRAtocracy: An Interview with NIGMS Director Jon Lorsch

June 26, 2018
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Jon Lorsch is arguably one of the most influential scientific public leaders in the United States for the ASCB constituency.…

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The complete scientist—A call to arms

March 13, 2018
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Last year, I was invited to speak at a “nonscientific” session of the Young MitoScientists Forum, a meeting organized by…

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Embracing change to strengthen ASCB

November 7, 2017
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Soon we will meet in Philadelphia for our Annual Meeting, where I will pass the gavel to incoming president Jodi…

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Understanding nature through description

September 8, 2017
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I had the good fortune to have an exceptionally good anatomy teacher during my first year of medical school. One…

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Building bridges: coming together for the joy of discovery

July 11, 2017
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This President’s Column is by guest columnists Laura M. Machesky and Tobias C. Walther, co-chairs of the Program Committee for…

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Looking Beyond the Individual: Reflections on E.E. Just and How Academic Institutions Shape Scientific Careers

May 9, 2017
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This President’s Column is by guest columnist Daniel Colón-Ramos, recipient of the 2016 E.E. Just Award from the ASCB and…

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Green Is Not the New Gold: Beware of False Models for Open Access

March 29, 2017
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This President’s Column is by guest columnist Maria Leptin, Director of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). EMBO and ASCB…

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The Centrality of Cell Biology

February 8, 2017

My earliest encounter with cell biology occurred when I was in medical school during the early 1970s. The beauty and…

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On Publishing and the Sneetches: A Wake-up Call?*

November 7, 2016

*This column reflects the opinions of the authors about commercial academic publishing. Two institutions—learned societies and scientific journals—midwifed a scientific…

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