Peer mentoring: colleagues as a resource for your career development

“Find a good mentor.” At each level of our career, this is the advice we receive from well-meaning advisors.1 Professional development panels always include advice on the importance of cultivating mentoring relationships with more-established scientists. These vertical relationships are critical to strengthening your career, but  … Read more

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MBoC plans special issue on Forces On and Within Cells

David Drubin, Editor-in-Chief of Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC), and Valerie Weaver, an Associate Editor of MBoC, have announced plans to publish a second special issue on “Forces On and Within Cells.” The first such special issue was published in July 2017 (www.molbiolcell.org/content/28/14.toc). Weaver,  … Read more

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What’s next after a PhD?

Dear Labby, I am about 18 months from filing my PhD thesis (finally) and I am considering my post-PhD options. I am thinking not only about a postdoc but also about whether to join a company directly. With a postdoc, I might be competitive for  … Read more

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Nicholas R. Davenport to receive MBoC Paper of the Year Award

Nicholas R. Davenport of the Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, was named by the Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) Editorial Board as recipient of the 26th annual MBoC Paper of the Year Award. As a graduate student in Bill  … Read more

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Hone your elevator speech

Want some help perfecting your elevator speech? Being able to summarize your scientific research concisely and eloquently is crucial—whether you’re speaking to a family member, neighbor, or politician. First attend the Advocacy Toolbox organized by ASCB’s Public Policy Committee at the 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting, to  … Read more

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Behind the scenes at ASCB

As a member of ASCB you know that we support cell biologists by helping them share their research through our journals, Molecular Biology of the Cell and CBE—Life Sciences Education; network at our Annual Meeting; and enhance their careers through professional development opportunities, but you  … Read more

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Hartl and Horwich named 2017 E.B. Wilson Medalists

ASCB has selected F. Ulrich Hartl of the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry and Arthur Horwich of the Yale School of Medicine/HHMI to receive its prestigious 2017 E.B. Wilson Medal. Hartl, a biochemist, and Horwich, a geneticist, are pioneers in the realm of cellular protein  … Read more

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Cornell’s Scott D. Emr to deliver 2017 Porter Lecture

Scott D. Emr will give the 2017 Keith Porter Lecture at the 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting this December in Philadelphia. Emr is the Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of 1956 Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics and the first director of the Weill Institute for Cell and  … Read more

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Career enhancement sessions provide diverse offerings for meeting attendees

Along with the myriad scientific speeches, talks, and Symposia offered at the 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting in Philadelphia this December, the meeting provides attendees with more than three dozen career enhancement and special interest learning sessions. These sessions cover a broad array of topics to interest  … Read more

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2017 EMBO Gold Medal winner Maya Schuldiner credits work-life balance for her success

For her significant contributions to the understanding of protein synthesis, trafficking, and quality control, Maya Schuldiner of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel has been awarded the prestigious EMBO Gold Medal for 2017. At a December 4 ceremony at the ASCB|EMBO meeting in Philadelphia,  … Read more

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