Newsletter Archives

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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Wither publishing: Oh, brave new world that has no journals in it!

December 3, 2019
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A President’s final address typically looks back with a satisfied smile on promises delivered, new territories acquired, and foes vanquished…

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Johns Hopkins Initiative for Careers in Science and Medicine

November 27, 2019
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This is a unique time for scientists and society. As scientists, we must explain how our work (and taxpayer dollars)…

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D’Arcy Thompson at 100: Controlling Cell Shape and Function

November 4, 2019
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Even though it was published more than a century ago, D’Arcy Thompson’s seminal work, On Growth and Form, continues to…

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Unsolved Problems in Cell Biology: Cell Atlas of the Metabolome

March 13, 2019
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A cell is a bustling factory carrying out hundreds if not thousands of chemical reactions concurrently. These reactions are compartmentalized…

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Constructive vs. Destructive Criticism in the Lab

March 8, 2019
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DEAR LABBY: I am a new graduate student at an “impressive” university. I come from a small, well-known liberal arts college.…

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Shining Our Light on Science

December 17, 2018
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As I write this, I am looking forward with great anticipation to the ASCB|EMBO Meeting in San Diego, which is…

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Kenneth H. Downing, Cryo-EM Pioneer Who Solved the Structure of Tubulin and the Microtubule

December 11, 2018

Kenneth H. Downing, a longtime ASCB member, passed away on August 2, 2018. His impact on science—and on the scientists…

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Melina Schuh

EMBO Gold Medal Winners Honored for Research on Meiosis Mistakes, Bacterial Defense

October 31, 2018

German biochemist and ASCB member Melina Schuh and Czech microbiologist Marek Basler have been awarded the 2018 EMBO Gold Medal.…

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Inaugural Porter Prizes for Research Excellence

October 25, 2018

ASCB has named the winners of the inaugural Porter Prizes for Research Excellence. The $4,000 prize for outstanding postdoctoral research…

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