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

German biochemist and ASCB member Melina Schuh and Czech microbiologist Marek Basler have been awarded the 2018 EMBO Gold Medal. The award is given each year to scientists under the age of 40 who have made outstanding contributions to the life sciences in Europe. Basler  … Read more

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Inaugural Porter Prizes for Research Excellence

ASCB has named the winners of the inaugural Porter Prizes for Research Excellence. The $4,000 prize for outstanding postdoctoral research will go to Melanie White, a research fellow at Institute of Molecular & Cell Biology (IMCB) A*STAR, Singapore. A $2,000 award for outstanding predoctoral research  … Read more

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Ruth Lehmann to Deliver 2018 Keith Porter Lecture

Ruth Lehmann, chair of the Department of Cell Biology and director of the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine at New York University, has been chosen to present the Keith Porter Lecture on Sunday, December 9, at 3:15 pm at the 2018 ASCB|EMBO Meeting in San  … Read more

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ASCB Receives NIGMS IPERT Funding for Diversity and Career Development Programs

ASCB has received a five-year renewal award totaling over $3 million from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences’ Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training (IPERT) initiative, which “supports creative and innovative research educational activities designed to complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce  … Read more

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Lozano Named 2018 E.E. Just Award Winner

Each year the ASCB Minorities Affairs Committee chooses an outstanding underrepresented minority (URM) scientist who is known not only for his or her scientific achievements but also for mentoring other URM students and scientists. The 2018 recipient of the E.E. Just Award is Guillermina (Gigi)  … Read more

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Jian Zhang to Receive MBoC Paper of the Year Award

Jian Zhang was named by the Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) Editorial Board as recipient of the 27th annual MBoC Paper of the Year Award. As a graduate student in Yu-Li Wang’s lab at Carnegie Mellon University, Zhang was first author of the article  … Read more

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Opponents Try Fetal Tissue Research Ban Again

For the second year in a row, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are trying to prohibit the use of U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funds for research with fetal tissue. The first attempt was in 2017, during the preparation of the  … Read more

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Kelsie Eichel Named 2018 Merton Bernfield Awardee

Kelsie Eichel, now a Damon Runyon postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Kang Shen at Stanford University, has been selected to receive the 2018 Merton Bernfield Award. She will be honored with a plaque, $1,000, and a chance to speak at the Organelle Homeostasis Minisymposium  … Read more

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Neuroscientist and Stem Cell Biologist Sergiu Pasca to Receive ASCB Early Career Life Scientist Award

Sergiu Pasca, assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, has been named recipient of the 2018 ASCB Early Career Life Scientist Award. The prize is given to outstanding researchers who have served as independent investigators for seven or fewer years. Trained as  … Read more

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Meetings Large and Small

DEAR LABBY: I am an assistant professor with limited funds for travel to meetings. Although I am a devoted ASCB member, I am torn between going to a large meeting like that hosted by ASCB and EMBO and a smaller one more directed toward my  … Read more

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