President’s Column

On Research Funding and the Power of Youth

October 3, 2016

“A person who has not made his great contribution to science before the age of thirty will never do so.”…

Read More

On Celebrating Discovery and Building a Meeting

July 6, 2016

The most important event of our Society is the Annual Meeting. This year, the meeting will be held in San…

Read More

On Careers and 42

June 6, 2016

“What is the secret to a successful career in science?” is a question that I often encounter when meeting with…

Read More

On Preprints, and Beer and Tacos

May 2, 2016

A meeting (ASAPbio) was held on February 16–17 to discuss the role of preprints in biology, which sparked a New…

Read More

On Reproducibility and Clocks

April 4, 2016

It is not easy to build a clock. When my daughter got married, I decided to build a clock as…

Read More

On Cell Biology and Awesomeness – By Peter Walter

February 16, 2016

What is cell biology? I get this question frequently when I speak about my profession with people outside the inner circles of…

Read More

Why Scientists Must Communicate with the Public

November 30, 2015

Shirley Tilghman This semester I have been teaching an undergraduate course at Princeton on the topic of modern genetics and…

Read More

In Praise of Core Facilities

August 14, 2015

For most of its history the field of cell biology— indeed the majority of basic biomedical research—has been organized like…

Read More