Science Policy

NIGMS Redefines Graduate Training

August 23, 2018

During his interview with ASCB President Jodi Nunnari,1 Jon Lorsch, director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS),…

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A Good Bill with Bad Implications

August 21, 2018

Since 2011, Representative William Lacy Clay (D-MO) has introduced a bill in each Congress with a very noble goal: to…

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Members of the ASCB leadership on Hill Day. (L-R) Jodi Nunnari, Rocio Gomez, Kerry Bloom, Sadie Wignall, Andrew Ewald, Gary Gorbsky, Deepali Bhandari, Bob Goldstein, Julie Theriot, Andrew Murray, Erika Shugart, Rebecca Heald, Janet Iwasa, Sue Jaspersen.

ASCB Leadership on the Hill

August 15, 2018

The day after the spring ASCB Council Meeting, eight ASCB Council members were joined by five members of ASCB committees…

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ASCB leadership “shocked and saddened” by Supreme Court travel decision

July 2, 2018

In a letter to ASCB members, Jodi Nunnari, ASCB President, Andrew Murray, President-Elect, and Pietro De Camilli, Past President, said…

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Moving from diversity to inclusion

June 25, 2018
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June is Pride month, and so many articles will get written and posted this month promoting LGBTQ+ diversity in various…

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ASCB issues comments on Next Generation Researchers Initiative

March 8, 2018

Soon after the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the creation of the Grant Support Index (GSI) in May…

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Montell offers guidance for bringing politicians into the lab

February 15, 2018

The American Society for Cell Biology encourages its members to write letters to their local government official, meet with members…

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Senate passes tax bill in the dark of the night

December 2, 2017

Just after 2 am December 2, the United States Senate passed a bill that makes significant changes to the American…

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Tax cut bill could raise taxes for graduate students

November 9, 2017

Congress is quickly working on a bill that, if passed, would make major changes to the U.S. tax system, including…

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Hostility to science is spreading; Congressional budget resolution may foretell large cuts for science

November 8, 2017

Hostility to science is spreading The results of the September 24 German elections are in, and Angela Merkel should serve…

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