Newsletter Archive

The unintended consequences of being a science advocate

May 20, 2019
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As scientists, we think about unintended consequences every day. For example, I ask lab members to show that a knockdown…

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congressperson lab visit

How and why you should get a Congressperson to visit your lab

May 17, 2019
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How I Got Started It all began with an email from ASCB Program Manager Fabiola Chacon asking if any members…

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Coalition for the Life Sciences

How the Coalition for the Life Sciences promotes biomedical research

May 15, 2019
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One thing about Washington: There is no shortage of coalitions. There are coalitions for feel-good issues such as child health…

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ASCB governance task force report

May 14, 2019
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In 2017 ASCB leaders formulated a strategic plan to improve the Society and make it a vital resource for all…

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cell catalog

Cell catalog combines live imaging with GFP markers for important cell structures

May 7, 2019

Ruwanthi Gunawardane leads the charge to build a collection of human induced pluripotent stem (hiPS) cell lines with proteins tagged…

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Five months and one government shutdown late

May 7, 2019
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It was over five months late and resulted in a 35-day government shutdown, but Congress and the president have finally…

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2019 State of the Union

State of the Union, take two

May 3, 2019
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Nothing happens easily or on time these days in Washington, DC. The original date for the 2019 State of the…

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Starting conversations with colleagues about evidence-based teaching

May 2, 2019
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Dear Education Committee, I’m a biologist and biology education researcher. I read journals like CBE–Life Sciences Education (LSE) to learn…

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Self-knowledge on the science career journey

May 1, 2019
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Understanding your career options and paths is only half the work you will do as a grad student or postdoc…

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The first draft

April 30, 2019

DEAR LABBY: I am a fifth-year graduate student and am excited about writing my first paper describing amazing results collected over…

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