Essays by Four ASCB-Gibco Prize Recipients

In fall 2016, ASCB awarded ASCB-Gibco Emerging Leader Prizes to three cell biology researchers. The prizes honor not-yet-tenured independent investigators with outstanding scientific accomplishments and strong publication track records. The prizes were underwritten by Gibco, a brand of Thermo Fisher Scientific. Peter Walter, 2016 ASCB  … Read more

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Celldance Mashup Video Will Rock Your Smart Phone

Give us a minute and we’ll knock your cellular socks off. Celldance Studios, a.k.a. the ASCB’s Public Information Committee (PIC), has just released a visually stunning, 56-second-long, Celldance Mashup Video of its top 2014 and 2015 films, featuring the world’s most exciting live cell imaging. See  … Read more

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In Memoriam: Alan Hall, Pioneer in Rho GTPases and Chair of Cell Biology at Sloan-Kettering

Alan Hall, a wary biochemist who became an enthusiastic cell biologist, and whose discovery that Rho, a Ras-related GTP-binding protein, was a molecular switch critical to actin filament activation shook up the field of cell motility, died Sunday in New York City. Hall, who joined  … Read more

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A New Controller for Thomas the Tubulin Engine

Devotees, past and parental, of Thomas the Tank Engine may recall the differences between English railway language and American railroad lingo. In the UK (and on the Isle of Sodor where Thomas runs), a freight car is a goods truck. In the United States a  … Read more

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Our People—Wendland Named Dean, Early-Career Funding for Miller, Pederson Gets Third Degree

Wendland Appointed Dean of Hopkins’ Krieger School of Arts and Sciences A member of ASCB’s Women in Cell Biology Committee (WICB), Beverly Wendland has been appointed Dean at the Johns Hopkins’ Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, which is described as the “core institution”  … Read more

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Researchers Must Rediscover Forgotten Organisms from the Past Says Graham Warren

The current “stars” of lab model systems—round worms, fruit flies, and yeasts—are too limited, says Graham Warren, professor at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories at the University and Medical University of Vienna and ASCB member. “The time has come to revisit the old literature and  … Read more

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NIH Director Collins Hails ASCB’s Celldance Video As “Microscopic Blockbuster”

In his “NIH Director’s Blog,” Francis Collins has singled out an ASCB 2014 Celldance video as a “microscopic blockbuster” and urged readers to check out “the spectacular scientific flicks that Celldance has to offer.” Writing under the headline “Cool Videos,” Collins described the 3:28-minute-long video,  … Read more

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