Essays


Andrew Hollenbach writes about overcoming severe panic attacks. Milton J. Cormier and Richard O. McCann write about the Cormier lab's role in the cloning and expression of the GFP gene. And ASBMB Today Editor Angela Hopp writes to press officers who refuse to promote research that cannot be embargoed.

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Curricular revision: embracing the journey


Neil Osheroff writes: "Few words strike as much fear in the hearts of medical-school faculty members as 'curricular revision.' It is a long, arduous and often unsettling process. However, curricular revision is a phrase that many, if not most, of us are hearing these days."

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Q&A with Pumtiwitt McCarthy


This month's "Research Spotlight" column features Pumtiwitt McCarthy, an assistant professor of chemistry at Morgan State University in Baltimore (and a regular contributor to ASBMB Today).

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Professional Development


Shaila Kotadia reports on a AAAS webinar titled "Thinking outside the lab: finding a fulfilling nonresearch career." Benjamin D. Caldwell and Mary Huff continue our series on what it's like to move into administration positions at academic institutions.

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The CAISE for informal science education


The Association of Science and Technology Centers, a Washington, D.C.-based membership organization, is home to the Center for the Advancement of Informal Science Education, a National Foundation of Science-funded center that houses a repository of informal science-education projects and related professional resources. ASBMB Today's editor, Angela Hopp, talked to two CAISE staffers: James Bell, the project director and a principal investigator, and Kalie Sacco, the program and community manager. The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology's outreach coordinator, Geoff Hunt, also joined the discussion.

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