Newsletter Archive

Coping with the challenges of being a scientist and a parent

October 14, 2019
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Dear Labby, After a scientifically exciting, very productive, and intense postdoc, I got my dream job and am ready to…

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2019 Porter Prizes for Research Excellence

October 10, 2019
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ASCB’s Award Selection Committee has chosen Meng-meng Fu, a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University, and David Thaller, a PhD candidate…

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Julie Theriot to Give 2019 Keith Porter Lecture

October 9, 2019
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Julie Theriot, a professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington, has been selected to present the…

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Cato Laurencin is 2019 E.E. Just Lecturer

October 8, 2019
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ASCB’s Minorities Affairs Committee presents the E.E. Just Award to memorialize the early 20th-century biologist and to recognize the outstanding…

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Jorge Torres named recipient of 2019 Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity

October 7, 2019
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Jorge Torres has been named the 2019 recipient of the ASCB Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity. Torres is an associate…

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2019 E. B. Wilson Medalist Peter Devreotes tells the story of chemotaxis

October 3, 2019
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Peter Devreotes, the 2019 winner of ASCB’s E.B Wilson Medal, studies chemotaxis—how cells move in response to extracellular cues and…

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How undergraduate research experiences work to keep students in STEM

September 9, 2019

Undergraduate research experiences (UREs) are designed to help students discover if laboratory life is for them. Anecdotally they seem to…

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Learning about Your Students’ Learning

September 6, 2019
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Dear Education Committee, I teach an intro course and an upper division developmental biology course, so my student populations are…

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New MAC Co-Chairs Come on Board

September 6, 2019
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ASCB’s Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC) welcomed some new leadership this year. Mike Boyce, assistant professor of Biochemistry and member of…

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ASCB’s Declaration on Effective and Inclusive Undergraduate Biology Education: From National Vision to Widespread Action

September 6, 2019

ASCB has taken a bold step to help educators adopt effective teaching and mentoring practices. Specifically, ASCB has adopted a…

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