February 2018

Cover of the current issue of ASBMB Today

3 Presidents

Health disparities

A rainbow of scientists


  • We are now accepting applications for our annual Student/Postdoc Capitol Hill Day! The event will be April 11–13. The application closes Feb 26. Apply here
  • The ASBMB's Interactive Mentoring Activities for Grantsmanship Enhancement (IMAGE) grant-writing workshop is for assistant professors and postdocs who are transitioning into independent faculty positions. The deadline to apply is April 13. Learn more 
  • The 2018 ASBMB Annual Meeting will be held April 21–25 in San Diego. Late-breaking abstracts are now being accepted!


ASBMB Today February 2018

In the February issue, we mark Black History Month with a look at health disparities research and a Q&A with college and university presidents from underrepresented groups. Ashley Warfield-Oyirifi lays out a plan to situate the sciences in their social context to retain students of color. Also, in this installment of our “When Science Meets Sickness” series, a scientist researches his own childhood illness. Read the February issue .

Call for judges at the 22nd Undergraduate Poster Competition

Volunteers are needed to assist in the undergrad poster contest at the  2018 ASBMB Annual Meeting  on  April 21 . Learn about eligibility requirements and register by  Feb. 13 .   Learn more

Journal News

The Year in JBC

Look back on 2017 with  The Year in JBC , a special collection of papers across JBC’s subject areas. And catch up on review papers you may have missed with the  2017 Minireview Compendium . Both of the collections are free to download. Share them with your peers and students.

Your technological advances belong at MCP

Molecular & Cellular Proteomics   is the home for papers describing new, impactful technologies that make substantial contributions to the understanding of proteomics. As described in the editors'  January editorial , papers describing these technologies do not have to include solutions to biological problems. The editors encourage authors to submit technology papers to MCP.

Member News

Maquat elected to National Academy of Medicine

Lynne Elizabeth Maquat  is one of 80 new members elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Maquat’s research focuses on RNA decay pathways in relation to human diseases.

In memoriam: Harvey Penefsky

Influential bioenergetics and enzyme kinetics researcher Harvey S. Penefsky passed away in July at the age of 92. Penefsky’s kinetic insights shaped the understanding of the mechanism of ATP synthase. This research provided the groundwork for Paul D. Boyer, who elucidated the enzymatic mechanism of ATP synthase.

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